16 terms

Growing Your Vocabulary-Chapter 17-Twist and Turn

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torquere/tortum/tort
to twist
contort
twist it strongly
distort
change its orginial shape or meaning
torture
something that causes a lot of pain; to cause pain
retort
a reply or a counter-argument
extort
to take by force
volvere/volutum/volv/volut
to turn
revolution
circular movement around something else
evolves
slowly turns into something else
involve
to include
vertere/versum/vert/vers
to turn
convert
change its form to purpose
reverse
turn it backward or make it move backward
introvert
a shy person
intro-
inward
introspect
to look inward; to examine you own thoughts