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

  Pendulous \Pen"du*lous\, a. [L. pendulus, fr. pendere to hang.
     Cf. Pendant, and cf. Pendulum.]
     1. Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging. --Shak.
        "The pendulous round earth." --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Wavering; unstable; doubtful. [R.] "A pendulous state of
        mind." --Atterbury.
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     3. (Bot.) Inclined or hanging downwards, as a flower on a
        recurved stalk, or an ovule which hangs from the upper
        part of the ovary.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having branches or flower heads that bend downward;
             "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping
             willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant
             flowers" [syn: cernuous, drooping, nodding,
             pendulous, weeping]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "pendulous":
     cascading, dangling, dependent, depending, drooping, falling,
     falling loosely, faltering, flowing, fluctuant, fluctuating,
     fluctuational, hanging, harmonic, hesitating, hung, libratory,
     nutational, oscillating, oscillatory, pendent, pending, pendulant,
     pendular, penduline, pensile, periodic, resonant, sagging,
     shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, suspended, swaying, swinging,
     tentative, undulating, undulatory, vacillating, vacillatory,
     vibratile, vibrating, vibratory, wavering, waving, weeping,

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