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 undergoes 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.

  • extort

    When you extort something from someone, such as money or goods, you force him to give it to you by means of threats or intimidation.

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