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Extort

v. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand.
Root: Tort/Torq
Syn: Coerce
Ant: Coax

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Convoluted

adj. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated.
Root: Volv/Volu
Syn: Tangled
Ant: Clear

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Inflection

n. Change in pitch tone of voice.
Root: Flex/Flect

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Revert

v. To fall back into an old condition.
Root: Vert/Vers
Syn: Lapse
Ant: Improve

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Malediciton

n. A recital of words intended to harm; to curse.
Root: Dic/Dict

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Excrutiating

adj. Extremely painful; agonizing.
Root: Crux
Syn: Unbearable
Ant: Pleasant

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Tangible

adj. Able to be grasped of perceived.
Root: Tang/Tact
Syn: Concrete
Ant: Abstract

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Glutton

n. One who wants of takes too much (especially food or drink)
Root: Glut

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Incriminate

v. To reveal guilt of make (someone) appear guilty.
Root: Crimin
Syn: Implicate
Ant: Acquit

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Culprit

n. One responsible for a crime.
Root: Culp
Syn: Perpetrator

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Exonerate

v. To prove not guilty.
Root: Onus/Oner
Syn: Implicate
Ant: Condemn, Convict

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Fidelity

n. Faithfulness; loyalty.
Root: Fid
Ant: Treachery

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Colloquial

adj. Of or related to informal speech; conversational.
Root: Loc/Loqu
Syn: Idiomatic

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Prescient

adj. Showing knowledge of events before they happen.
Root: Sci
Syn: Far-sighted
Ant: Rash

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Despondent

adj. Lacking all hope.
Root: Spond/Spouse
Syn: Despairing
Ant: Joyful

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Palatable

adj. Acceptable; satisfactory.
Root: Palat
Syn: Tolerable
Ant: Unbearable

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Incredulous

adj. Unable to believe something; amazed.
Root: Cred
Syn: Skeptical
Ant: Trusting

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Ultimatum

n. A demand or threat that is final.
Root: Ultima

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Novice

n. An inexperienced person; amateur.
Root: Nov
Syn: Beginner
Ant: Expert

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Primal

adj. Original; dating from the beginning of existence.
Root: Prim
Syn: Primitive
Ant: Modern

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Declaim

v. To speak loudly and with feeling.
Root: Clam/Claim

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Aesthetic

adj. Having to do with beauty or order.
Root: Aes
Syn: Artisitc

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Abrogate

v. To cancel; to repeal.
Root: Rog
Syn: Abolish
Ant: Ratify

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Stagnant

adj. Unhealthy because of lack of movement
Root: Stagn
Syn: Sluggish
Ant: Invigorating

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Erroneous

adj. Wrong or inaccurate.
Root: Err
Syn: Mistaken
Ant: Correct

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Degrade

v. To lower in dignity or esteem; insult.
Root: Grad/Gress
Syn: Belittle
Ant: Honor

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Circumvent

v. To avoid by going around ; bypass.
Root: Ven/Vent
Syn: Sidestep
Ant: Confront

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Incursion

n. An attack on another's territory; a raid.
Root: Cur/Curs
Syn: Invasion

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Indolent

adj. Lazy; averse to work.
Root: Dol
Syn: Listless
Ant: Robust

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Antipathy

adj. Hostility or hatred.
Root: Path
Syn: Dislike
Ant: Sympathy

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Dissuade

v. To convince one not to do something.
Root: Suad
Syn: Discourage
Ant: Persuade

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Olfactory

adj. Having to do with the sense of smell.
Root: Ol

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Virile

adj. Masculine; manly.
Root: Vir

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Pandemic

adj. Having an effect on a large area or region.
Root: Dem
Syn: Rampant
Ant: Confined

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Apolitical

adj. Having no interests in politics; not political.
Root: Polit

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Civility

n. Politeness; courteousness.
Root: Civis
Syn: Decorum
Ant: Rudeness

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Acrid

adj. Stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating.
Root: Acri

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Avarice

n. Desire for wealth; greed.
Root: Av

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Insipid

adj. Dull; uninteresting.
Root: Sip/Sap

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Odoriferous

adj. Giving off an odor.
Root: Odor