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TORT/TORQ

Latin, means "to twist"

Tortuous, retort, extort

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Tortuous

Adj., not direct or straightforward
ROOT: TORT/TORQ
Syn: circuitous
Ant: straightforward

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Retort

Verb, to respond critically or sarcastically
ROOT: TORT/TORQ
Syn: reply

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Extort

Verb, to wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
ROOT: TORT/TORQ
Syn: coerce
Ant: coax

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VOLV/VOLU

Latin, means "to roll, to turn"

Voluble, convoluted, evolve

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Voluble

Adj., means "talkative; given too rapid, abundant speech
ROOT: VOLV/VOLU
Syn: chatty
Ant: quiet

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Convoluted

Adj., means "having too many twists and turns; overly complicated
ROOT: VOLV/VOLU
Syn: tangled
Ant: clear

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Evolve

Verb, to unfold; to develop or change gradually
ROOT: VOLV/VOLU
Syn: progress
Ant: regress

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FLEX/FLECT

Latin, means "to bend"

Inflexible, deflect, inflection

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Inflexible

Adj., too unchangeable in character or purpose
ROOT: FLEX/FLECT
Syn: rigid, stiff
Ant: flexible

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Deflect

Verb, to cause to turn aside or away
ROOT: FLEX/FLECT
Syn: redirect
Ant: accept

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Infection

Noun, change in pitch or tone of the voice
ROOT: FLEX/FLECT

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VERT/VERS

Latin, means "to turn"

Adverse, revert, subvert

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Adverse

Adj., not helpful; harmful
ROOT: VERT/VERS
Syn: unfortunate, injurious
Ant: conductive

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Revert

Verb, to fall back into an old condition
ROOT: VERT/VERS
Syn: lapse
Ant: improve

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Subvert

Verb, to undermine; to corrupt
ROOT: VERT/VERS
Syn: invalidate
Ant: support