Regina, Saskatchewan; Canada
Poignant, mix, transform, ambition, enterprise, crown, mountain, finery, passion, flame, altar, encircle, temple, vain, promise, and refrain, are also words that go back to Latin, most of them indirectly through French. Torpor is directly from Latin though, without any change of shape or meaning. It goes along with torpid and torpedo.
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