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TORT/TORQ

Latin for Torquere, Tortus "to twist"

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Torturous

Adj. not direct or straightforward
Root: TORT
Syn: circuitous
Ant: straightforward

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Retort

V. To respond critically or sarcastically
Root: TORT
Syn: reply
Ant:

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Extort

V. to wrongly or illegaly force someone to comly with a demand
Root: TORT
Syn: coerce
Ant: coax

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VOLV/VOLU

Latin volvere, volutum "to roll, to turn"

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Voluble

Adj. talkative, given to rapid, abundant speech
Root: VOLU
Syn: chatty
Ant: quiet

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Convoluted

Adj. having to many twists and turns; overly comlicated
Root: VOLU
Syn: tangled
Ant: clear

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Evolve

V. to unfold, to develop or change gradually
Root: VOLV
Syn: progress
Ant: regress

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FLEX/FLECT

Latin Flectere, Flectum "to bend"

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Inflexible

Adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose
Root: FLEX
Syn: ridgit, stiff
Ant: flexible

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Deflect

V. to cause to turn aside or away
Root: FLECT
Syn: redirect
Ant: accept

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Inflection

N. Change in pitch or tone of the voice
Root: FLECT
Syn:
Ant:

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VERT/VERS

Latin Vertere, Versum "to turn"

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Adverse

Adj. not helpful, harmful
Root: VERS
Syn: unfortunate, injurious
Ant: conducive

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Revert

V. to fall back into an old condition
Root: VERT
Syn: lapse
Ant: improve

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Subvert

V. to undermine, to corrupt
Root: VERT
Syn: invalidate
Ant: support