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typ
Greek root that means "strike" or "make an impression"
typewriter
a machine with keys that "strike" and "make an impression" of letters on paper
archetype
a perfect example from which copies can be "struck", or made
prototype
the first or original kind or model of a design, from which other copies will be "struck" or made
stereotype
thinking or saying that all the members of a group are alike, "struck" from the same pattern
typecast
to "strike" or cast an actor repeatedly in the same role
typical
having the distinctive features of a group or kind, all "struck" the same
typist
a person who strikes the keys on a typewriter or a computer keyboard
typographical
of or about printing or typing, in which things are struck or impressed
typography
the arrangement, appearance, or style of printed (struck) material
tort
Latin root that means "twist"
contortionist
a performer who can "twist" his or her body into different positions
distort
to twist the facts so as to misrepresent; to pull or twist out of shape
extort
to "twist" or get something from a person by using force, fraud, or threats
retort
to twist words back in a quick or sharp reply
tortuous
having many twists, turns, and bends; winding