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TORT/TORQ

Latin: Torquere, Tortus means "to twist".

Tortuous, Retort, Extort

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Tortuous

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 illegally force someone to comply with a demand.
Root: Tort
Syn: Coercec
Ant: Coax

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VOLV/VOLU

Latin: Volvere, Volutum means "to roll, to turn".

Voluble, Convoluted, Evolve

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

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Evolve

V. To unfold; to develop or change gradually.
Root: Vol
Syn: Progress
Ant: Regress

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FLEX/FLECT

Latin: Flectere, Flectum means "to bend".

Inflexible, Deflect, Inflection

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Inflexible

Adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose.
Root: Flex
Syn: Rigid, 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 means "to turn".

Adverse, Revert, Subvert

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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