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TORT/TORQ

Latin; Torquere, Tortus
To twist
Tortuous, Retort, Extort

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Tortuous

Adj.
Not direct or straightward.
TORT
Syn: Circuitous
Ant: Straightforward

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Retort

V.
To respond critically or sarcastically.
TORT
Syn: Reply

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Extort

V.
To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand.
TORT
Syn: Coerce
Ant: Coax

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VOLV/VOLU

Latin; Volvere, Volutum
To roll, to turn
Voluble, Convoluted, Evolve

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Voluble

Adj.
Talkative.
VOLU
Syn: Chatty
Ant: Quiet

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Convoluted

Adj.
Having too many twists and turns.
VOLU
Syn: Tangled
Ant: Clear

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Evolve

V.
To unfold.
VOLV
Syn: Progress
Ant: Regress

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FLEX/FLECT

Latin; Flectere, Flectum
To bend
Inflexible, Deflect, Inflection

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Inflexible

Adj.
Too unchangeable in character or purpose.
FLEX
Syn: Stiff, Rigid
Ant: Flexible

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Deflect

V.
To cause to turn aside or away.
FLECT
Syn: Redirect
Ant: Accept

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Inflection

N.
Change in pitch or tone of voice.
FLECT

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VERT/VERS

Latin; Vertere, Versum
To turn
Adverse, Revert, Subvert

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Adverse

Adj.
Not helpful.
VERS
Syn: Unfortunate, Injurious
Ant: Conducive

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Revert

V.
To fall back into an old tradition.
VERT
Syn: Lapse
Ant: Improve

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Subvert

V.
To undermine.
VERT
Syn: Invalidate
Ant: Support