Twisting and Turning RED HOT ROOT WORDS Mrs. Pope 7th Grade Reading Lesson 37
adversary • noun • a person who opposes another; an opponent
adversary In the story the adversary was a big, bad wolf.
aversion • noun • a strong desire to avoid something because of feelings of dislike
aversion I have an aversion to snakes and spiders.
contort • verb • to bend out of shape
contort The gymnast was able to contort her body in ways that normal people could not.
conversant • adjective • familiar (with); acquainted (with)
conversant The physics professor was conversant with the new theory, but he was not an expert.
perversion • noun • a turning away from what is right or true; corruption
perversion Her perversion made it hard for her old friends to remain on good terms with her.
rotation • noun • the act of turning on an axis; a regular cycle of changes; a change of places
rotation For each game there was a different lineup and rotation of batters.
torsion • noun • the act of being twisted or the state of being twisted
torsion By putting torsion on the bolt, she was able to dislodge it from the nut.
torturous • adjective • involving torture; inflicting pain
torturous Breaking your ankle is a torturous experience.
versatile • adjective • able to be easily turnd or moved around; changeable; capable in many ways
versatile She was a versatile softball player, able to play several positions.
vertex • noun • the highest point; top
vertex The height of a triangle is measured from the base to the vertex.
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