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1

Tort/torque

To twist.

2

Tortuous

adj. Not direct or straightforward
Latin
Synonym: circuitous
Antonym: straightforward

3

Retort

To respond sarcastically.
Verb
Latin
Synonym: reply

4

Extort

To wrongly or illegally force.
Verb
Latin
Synonym: coerce
Antonym: coax

5

Volv/Volu

To roll, to turn

6

Voluble

Talkative;given to rapid,abundant speech.
Adj.
Latin
Synonym: chatty
Antonym: quiet

7

Convoluted

Having too many twists and turns;overly complicated.
Adj.
Latin
Synonym: tangled
Antonym: clear

8

Evolve

To unfold or develop. Change gradually.
Verb
Latin
Synonym: progress
Antonym: regress

9

Flex/Flect

Latin
To bend

10

Inflexible

Too unchangeable in character or purpose.
Adj.
Latin
Synonym: rigid,stiff
Antonym: flexible

11

Deflect

To cause to turn aside or away.
Verb
Latin
Synonym: redirect
Antonym: accept

12

Inflection

Change in pitch or tone of the voice.
Noun
Latin

13

Vert/Vers

To turn

14

Adverse

Not helpful;harmful
Adj.
Latin
Synonym: unfortunate,injurious
Antonym: conducive

15

Revert

To fall back into an old condition.
Verb
Synonym: lapse
Antonym: improve

16

Subvert

To undermine; to corrupt
Verb
Latin
Synonym: invalidate
Antonym: support