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

(Latin: bend, turn)

Excision of a part of a rib with the transverse process of a vertebra.
A reference to a rib and a vertebra.
Cum omnibus pacem, adversus vitia bellum.
Peace to all but battle to the vicious.

Motto of Otto II (973-983), who was already crowned and anointed emperor in Rome in 967 during his father's reign. After having successfully repelled the attacking Danes and warding off an attempt by the West Franks to seize Lorraine, his campaign in Southern Italy for his wife's hereditary claims ended in defeat. After a splendid assembly at Verona, he suddenly died at the age of 28 and is buried in St. Peter's, in Rome.

1. A turning down.
2. The downward deviation of one eye.
divergent (adjective), more divergent, most divergent
1. Descriptive of going in different directions from each other or from a common point: Even though the families went in two different cars from divergent directions, they both arrived at the cottage where they would be living together and go skiing.

While driving on the roundabout on the highway, Pete noticed two divergent roads leading to the same city.

2. Relating to proceeding in dissimilar routes, lines of action, or types of thinking: The professor was known for her divergent thinking about solving the math equation.
3. A reference to thinking or reasoning that results in a wide variety of possible answers to a problem: The symposium encouraged divergent thinking from the students as they searched for answers to the challenges of creating a better environment on campus.
A reference to going in separate or opposite directions.
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divergently (adverb), more divergently, most divergently
Descriptive of a manner that is tending to be different or developing in different directions.

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