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TORT/TORQ

Latin. Means "to twist".
Tortuous, Retort, Extort

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Tortuous

Adjective. Not direct or straight-forward.
Root: TORQ/TORT
Synonym: circuitous
Antonym: Straightforward

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Retort

Verb. To respond critically or sarcastically.
Root: TORT/TORQ
Synonym: Reply

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Extort

Verb. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand.
Root: TORQ/TORT
Synonym: coerce
Antonym: coax

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VOLV/VOLU

Latin. Means "to roll, to turn".
Voluble, Convoluted, Evolve

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Voluble

Adjective. Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech.
Root: VOLV/VOLU
Synonym: chatty
Antonym: quiet

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Convoluted

Adjective. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated.
Root: VOLV/VOLU
Synonym: tangled
Antonym: clear

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Evolve

Verb. To unfold; to develop or change gradually.
Root: VOLV/VOLU
Synonym: progress
Antonym: regress

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FLEX/FLECT

Latin. Means "to bend".
Inflexible, Deflect, Inflection.

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Inflexible

Adjective. Too unchangeable in character or purpose.
Root: FLEX/FLECT
Synonym: rigid, stiff
Antonym: flexible

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Deflect

Verb. To cause to turn aside or away.
Root: FLEX/FLECT
Synonym: redirect
Antonym: accept

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Inflection

Noun. Change in pitch or tone of the voice.
Root: FLEX/FLECT

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VERT/VERS

Latin. Means "to turn".
Adverse, Revert, Subvert

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Adverse

Adjective. Not helpful; harmful.
Root: VERT/VERS
Synonym: unfortunate, injurious
Antonym: conducive

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Revert

Verb. To fall back into an old condition.
Root: VERT/VERS
Synonym: lapse
Antonym: improve

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Subvert

Verb. To undermine; to corrupt.
Root: VERT/VERS
Synonym: invalidate
Antonym: support