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11 terms

Classical Roots B - 2 (Motion)

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subvert
to upset; to overthrow; to ruin
subservient
excessively willing to yield; submissive
contort
to twist or bend out of shape
distort
1. to change something to make it false; 2. to twist (something) out of its natural shape
retort
1. to reply quickly and sharply, often as if in reply to an accusation; 2. a quick, witty, sometimes biting reply
tortuous
1. having many twists and turns; 2. deceitfully roundabout; tricky
adversity
hardship; misfortune
avert
1. to turn away; 2. to prevent
introvert
a person whose thoughts and interests are directed inward
perverse
stubbornly doing something other than what is reasonable or required
prose
1. ordinary speech or writing without rhyme or meter (that is, without verse); 2. referring to speech or writing other than verse