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 for kink
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kink \Kink\, n. [D. kink a bend or turn, or Sw. kink.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a
        spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop
        or curl; a doubling in a cord.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
        [Colloq.] --Cozzens.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kink \Kink\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Kinked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Kinking.]
     To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon
     itself, as a rope or thread.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kink \Kink\, n. [Cf. Chincough, Kink-haust.]
     A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.
     [Scot.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  kink
      n 1: a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back
           (`rick' and `wrick' are British) [syn: crick, kink,
           rick, wrick]
      2: a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is
         pulled tight [syn: kink, twist, twirl]
      3: a person with unusual sexual tastes
      4: an eccentric idea
      5: a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation; "there are still
         a few kinks to iron out"
      v 1: curl tightly; "crimp hair" [syn: crimp, crape,
           frizzle, frizz, kink up, kink]
      2: form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at
         the ceiling" [syn: curl, curve, kink]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  183 Moby Thesaurus words for "kink":
     acute pain, birthmark, bite, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blister,
     boring pain, boutade, brainstorm, bug, bulla, capriccio, caprice,
     catch, charley horse, check, cicatrix, cicatrize, cirrus, coil,
     comedo, complication, conceit, corkscrew, crack, cramp, cramps,
     crank, crater, craze, crazy idea, crick, crimp, crinkle, crisp,
     crotchet, curl, curlicue, darting pain, deface, defacement, defect,
     defection, deficiency, deform, deformation, deformity, difficulty,
     disfiguration, disfigure, disfigurement, distort, distortion,
     drawback, eccentricity, evolute, fad, failing, failure, fancy,
     fantastic notion, fantasy, fault, faute, flaw, flimflam, foible,
     fool notion, frailty, freak, freakish inspiration, freckle,
     fulgurant pain, girdle pain, gnawing, griping, gyre,
     harebrained idea, helix, hemangioma, hickey, hitch, hole, humor,
     idiosyncrasy, imperfection, inadequacy, infirmity, involute,
     jumping pain, keloid, knot, lancinating pain, lentigo,
     little problem, maggot, mar, megrim, milium, mole, needle scar,
     nevus, nip, notion, pang, paroxysm, passing fancy, pimple, pinch,
     pit, pock, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, prick,
     problem, pustule, quirk, rift, ringlet, roll, scab, scar, scarify,
     scratch, screw, scroll, sebaceous cyst, seizure, sharp pain, shoot,
     shooting, shooting pain, shortcoming, snag, something missing,
     spasm, spiral, split, stab, stabbing pain, stitch, strawberry mark,
     sty, swirl, taint, tangle, tendril, thrill, throes, tormen, toy,
     track, tweak, twinge, twirl, twist, twitch, vagary, verruca,
     vesicle, volute, volution, vortex, vulnerable place, wale, warp,
     wart, weak link, weak point, weakness, weal, welt, wen, whim,
     whim-wham, whimsy, whirl, whitehead, whorl, wrench, wrinkle
  
  

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