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    vortex - Dictionary definition and meaning for word vortex

    (noun) the shape of something rotating rapidly
    Synonyms : convolution , swirl , whirl
    (noun) a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
    Synonyms : maelstrom , whirlpool
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vortex

Vertex is the higher point .Vortex is lower point caused by the whirlpool.

for the 2nd meaning: more tax, is a difficult situation in which you get stuck and cannot escape.

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Sounds as Vertex. A vertex of a Circle ( The round Whirlpool in this case ) Lies in the center. So Vortex is the Center of the Turbulence( disturbance ) or whirlpool. ( Imagine Circular Whirlpool ).

Relate vortex to vertex...

A Vortex creates turbulence, thereby wreaking havoc.

whirl(vor)+ textile in washing machine is a water current.

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