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  • convoluted         \KAHN-vuh-loo-tud\
  • DEFINITION     adjective 
    1 : having many twists and curves
    2 : involved, intricate


  • DID YOU KNOW?
  • "Convoluted" and "convolution" (a noun referring to a folded, winding shape, such as one of the ridges of the brain) are from Latin "volvere," meaning "to roll." "Volvere" has given English many words, but one of the following is NOT from "volvere." Can you pick it out?

    vault   voluminous   volley   voluble   devolve

    The path from "vault" to "volvere" leads (rather convolutedly) through Middle English, Anglo-French, and Vulgar Latin to Latin "volutus," past participle of "volvere." "Voluble" meant "rolling easily" before it meant "speaking readily," and "voluminous" first meant "consisting of many folds." "Devolve" ("to pass down," as in "the stewardship devolved upon the son") once meant literally "to roll down." The word that doesn’t belong is "volley." It’s from Latin "volare," meaning "to fly."





by on Jul. 19, 2011 at 7:46 AM
Replies (11-19):
malexander2009
by on Jul. 19, 2011 at 3:14 PM
cool thanks for sharing
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LovesFredric
by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2011 at 3:32 PM

me too! score! :)

Quoting mumsy2three:

I knew this one :)


tazdvl
by Member on Jul. 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM

 thanks

RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on Jul. 19, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Yup!

KristinRox
by Kristin on Jul. 19, 2011 at 4:37 PM

My mom uses this word allll the time.

DomsMama07
by Member on Jul. 20, 2011 at 12:33 AM


Quoting PurpleHazey:

Thanks I love daily words.

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kmrtigger
by Kandice on Jul. 20, 2011 at 1:03 AM

I knew this one. My oldest had to study this for a spelling test. He also had to look up the meaning and use it in a sentance.

Jerichos_Mommy
by Member on Jul. 20, 2011 at 1:13 AM

thnaks for sharing

bhwrn1
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2011 at 5:44 AM

Knew this one!

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