"She subverted their plans for a new pool."
to upset; to overthrow; to ruin
"The maid showed appropriate signs of subservience."
Excessively willing to yield; submissive
"her face contorted as she hid her emotions"
to twist or bend out of shape
'she distorted my words:"
to change something to make it false
"i wasn't talking to you! she retorted"
to reply quickly and sharply, often as if in reply to an accusation
tr. verb or intr. verb
"the journey was tortuous"
having many twists and turns
"the red sox are being faced with adversity"
"all of the ladies averted their eyes"
to turn away (one's eyes)
"the introverts think about themselves"
A person whose thoughts and interests are directed inward
"The children were perversely refusing to go to bed."
Stubbornly doing something other than what is reasonable or required
"that was some beautifully eloquent prose"
Ordinary speech or writing without rhyme or meter