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TORQUERE, TORTUS

to twist

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Tortuous

Not direct or straightforward

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retort

To respond critically or sarcastically

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extort

To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand

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VOLVERE, VOLUTUM

to roll, to turn

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voluble

Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech

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convulted

Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated

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evolve

To unfold; to develop or change gradually

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FLECTERE, FLECTUM

to bend

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inflexible

Too unchangeable in character or purpose

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deflect

To cause to turn aside or away

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inflection

Change in pitch or tone of the voice

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VERTERE, VERSUM

to turn

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adverse

Not helpful; harmful

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revert

To fall back into an old condition

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subvert

To undermine; to corrupt