Lesson 2 Latin Roots

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torqueo, torquere, torsi, tortum

to bend, to turn around

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verso, versare, versavi, versatum

to turn, to turn around

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subvert

to overthrow, to ruin

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subservient

excessively willing to yield, submissive,inferior.

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contort

to twist or bend out of shape

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distort

to change something or to make it false

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retort

to reply quickly and sharply, often in reply to an accusation

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tortuous

having many twists and turns, tricky

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adversity

hardship, misfortune

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avert

to turn away (one's eyes)

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introvert

a person whose thoughts/interests are directed inward

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perverse

stubbornly doing something other than what is required or reasonable

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prose

ordinary speech or writing without rhyme or meter

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