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Tort/Torq

Latin: To twist

Tortuous, Retort, Extort

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Volv/Volu

Latin: To roll, to turn

Voluble, Convoluted, Evolve

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Flex/Flect

Latin: To bend

Inflexible, Deflect, Inflection

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Vert/Vers

Latin: To turn

Adverse, Revert, Subvert

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Tortuous

Adj.
Not direct or straight forward
Tort
Syn: circuitous
Ant: straight forward

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Retort

Verb
To respond critically or sarcastically
Tort
Syn: reply

7

Extort

Verb
To wrongly or illegal 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

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Convoluted

Adj.
Having too many twists and turns, overly complicated
Volu
Syn: Tangled
Ant: Clear

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Evolve

Verb
To unfold; to develop or change gradually
Volv
Syn: Progress
Ant: Regress

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Inflexible

Adj.
Too un changeable in character or purpose
Flex
Syn: Rigid, Stiff
Ant: Flexible

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Deflect

Verb
To cause to turn aside or away
Flect
Syn: Redirect
Ant: Accept

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Inflection

Noun
Change in pitch or tone of the voice
Flect

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Adverse

Adj.
Not helpful; harmful
Vers
Syn: Unfortunate, injurious
Ant: Conducive

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Revert

Verb
To fall back into an old position
Vert
Syn: Lapse
Ant: Improve

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Subvert

Verb
To undermine; to corrupt
Vert
Syn: Invalidate
Ant: Support