vers-, vert-, -verse, -version, -version, -versation, -versal, -versary, -vert, vort-, vors-

(Latin: bend, turn)

animadvert (an" uh mad VUHRT, an" im uhd VUHRT) (verb), animadverts; animadverted; animadverting
1. To remark unfavorably or to comment critically about; usually, with strong disapproval: Chester's neighbor was animadverting about the loud noise he was making while mowing his grass with his lawn mower; especially, since it was so early in the morning.
2. To turn one's mind or attention to; to observe and to be aware of: While standing on the seashore, Patricia animadverted the birds that were flying over the waves.
3. Etymology: from Latin animadvertere; literally, "to turn the mind toward"; "to notice, to pay attention to", from animus, "mind, mental" + advertere, "to turn toward, to turn to"; from ad-, "to" + vertere, "to turn"; either in a negative manner or a more positive way.
To make an unfavorable remark or to criticize.
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animadverter (an" uh mad VUHR tuhr) (s) (noun), animadverters
Someone who comments unfavorably or disapprovingly about a person or something: The animadverter was very negative about the woman's poor use of English and misinterpretations of vocabulary meanings.
1. A date that is observed on an annual basis because it is the same date as an important event in a past year; such as, the date of someone's wedding.
2. A celebration or other commemorative ritual marking the date of an important event.
3. Etymology: from Latin anniversarius, "returning annually", from annus, "year" + versus; past participle of vertere. "to turn". The adjective came to be used as a noun in Church Latin as anniversaria dies with reference to saints' days.

The year rolls around to bring the anniversary of birth, marriage, or some other event; and this "turning" of the year is the literal meaning of the word anniversary.

aquatic vertebrate (s) (noun), aquatic vertebrates (pl)
An animal or animals living wholly or chiefly in or on water.
astronomical traverse
A line running across an area defined in surveying, located by observations of celestial bodies and subsequent computations.
atmospheric inversion (s) (noun), atmospheric inversions (pl)
An atmospheric condition in which the air temperature rises with increasing altitude, holding surface air down and preventing dispersion of pollutants: Atmospheric inversion is a departure from the usual increase or decrease of an atmospheric property with altitude.

Atmospheric inversion usually refers to an increase in temperature with increasing altitude, which is a departure from the usual decrease of temperature with height.

In other words, atmospheric inversion is a reversal in the normal temperature lapse rate, the temperature rising with increased elevation instead of falling.

Usually within the lower atmosphere (the troposphere), the air near the surface of the Earth is warmer than the air above it, largely because the atmosphere is heated from below as solar radiation warms the Earth's surface, which in turn then warms the layer of the atmosphere directly above it.

Spontaneous invagination of the gallbladder into the transverse colon with formation of an opening between the two organs.
averse (uh VURS)
Disliking; unwilling; having a feeling of great distaste or an inclination against something or someone; disinclined, antipathetic: "My father is always averse to spending money."
"I do not approve of liquor in any form and I am even averse to drinking wine."
aversion (uh VER zhuhn, uh VER shuhn) (s) (noun), aversions (pl)
1. A strong or fixed dislike; antipathy: Richard has aversions to talking with anyone who uses foul language.
2. An abhorrence of something or someone: Tracey has an aversion for people who smoke and so she avoids being near them or in the same area where they are.
An intense dislike.
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A feeling of strong repugnance.
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A strong hatred of something and a desire to avoid it.
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avert (uh VURT) (verb), averts; averted; averting
1. To turn away: Mr. Pyott had to avert his eyes from the sight of the terrible auto accident that he saw on the highway.

Cathy averted her head so her mother couldn't see her face where she had bruised it when she fell on the slippery ice.

2. To ward off, to prevent, or to abstain from happening: Shirley averted an accident by driving her car carefully on a narrow street that was undergoing reconstruction, however a man who was driving in the same lane didn't avert the barrier on the side and so he had a bad accident.
3. To keep from happening or to avoid something: The quick arrival of the fire fighters averted a major forest fire.

A man who averts danger turns it away from himself.

Tim averted his eyes by turning them away.


Inter-related cross references involving word units meaning "bend, curve, turn": diversi-; diverticul-; flect-, flex-; gyro-; meand-; -plex; streph-; stroph-; tors-; tropo-; verg-; volv-.