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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
Syn: circuitous
Ant: straightforward

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Retort

V. To respond critically or sarcastically
Root: Tort
Syn: reply

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Extort

V. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a command
Root: Tort
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. 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: 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
Syn: rigid, stiff
Ant: flexible

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Deflect

V. To cause to turn aside or change
Root: Flect
Syn: redirect
Ant: accept

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Inflection

N. To change in pitch or tone of the voice
Root: Flect

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Vert/vers

Latin: 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