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TORT/TORQ

to twist
Latin

2

VOLV/VOLU

to roll, to turn
Latin

3

FLEX/FLECT

Latin
to ben

4

VERT/VERS

to turn
Latin

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TORTUOUS

adj. Not direct or straightforward
Tort
syn: circuitous ant: straightforward

6

RETORT

v. To respond critically or sarcastically
Tort
syn: reply

7

EXTORT

v. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
Tort
“syn: coerce ant: coax”


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VOLUBLE

adj. Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech
Volu
syn: chatty ant: quiet

9

CONVOLUTED

“adj. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated”
Volu
syn: tangled ant: clear

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EVOLVE

v. To unfold; to develop or change gradually
Volv
syn: progress ant: regress

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INFLEXIBLE

adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose
Flex
syn: rigid, stiff ant: flexible

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DEFLECT

v. To cause to turn aside or away
Flect
syn: redirect ant: accept

13

INFLECTION

n. Change in pitch or tone of the voice
Flect

14

ADVERSE

adj. Not helpful; harmful
Vert
syn: unfortunate, injurious ant: conducive

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REVERT

v. To fall back into an old condition
Vert
syn: lapse ant: improve

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SUBVERT

v. To undermine; to corrupt
Vert
syn: invalidate ant: support