twisted, wound, wrapped


  • tortuous

    Something that is tortuous, such as a piece of writing, is long and complicated with many twists and turns in direction; a tortuous argument can be deceitful because it twists or turns the truth.

  • distortion

    When something is subjected to distortion, it is twisted out of shape in some way.

  • retort

    When you give a retort to what someone has said, you reply in a quick and witty fashion.

  • contort

    twist and press out of shape

  • contorted

    twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)

  • contortion

    the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)

  • distort

    make false by mutilation or addition

  • distorted

    so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly

  • extortion

    an exorbitant charge

  • extortionate

    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

  • extortioner

    a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

  • tortoise

    usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs

  • torture

    the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

  • torturer

    someone who inflicts severe physical pain (usually for punishment or coercion)

  • torturous

    extremely painful

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