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Lange is forever rubbing lemons on her elbows or doing jittery calisthenics, haughty with overcompensation.
As a woman, Natasha has neither Stanley’s societal standing as a man nor his accompanying confidence; here as always, sadism reflects overcompensation.
Overworking one part of the core and underworking another is a recipe for asymmetry, overcompensation, and muscle strains and pains.
The Scaramucci epoch represented an overcompensation.
Ken Paige, an evolutionary ecologist also at he University of Illinois and principal investigator of the study, first observed overcompensation in the scarlet gilia in 1987.
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