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TORT/TORQ

“Latin TORQUERE, TORTUS “to twist”

Tortuous ,retort, extort

2

Volv /volu

Latin VOLVERE, VOLUTUM “to roll, to turn”

Voluble, convolute, evolve

3

Flex /flect

Latin FLECTERE, FLECTUM “to bend”

Inflexible , deflect, inflection

4

Vert / vers

Latin VERTERE, VERSUM “to turn”

Revert, subvert, adverse

5

Tortuous

adj. Not direct or straightforward
“syn: circuitous ant: straightforward”
Root: Tort/torq


6

Retort

v. To respond critically or sarcastically
Syn: reply
Ant:
Root:tort torq

7

Extort

v. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
Syn: coerce
Ant: coax
Root, tort torq

8

Voluble

adj. Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech
Syn chatty
Ant quiet

9

Convoluted

adj. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated
Syn tangled
Ant clear

10

Evolve

v. To unfold; to develop or change gradually
Syn progress
Ant: regress

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Inflexible

adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose
Syn stiff
Ant flexible

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Deflect

v. To cause to turn aside or away
Syn redirect
Ant accept

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Inflection

n. Change in pitch or tone of the voice
Root flex/ flect

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Adverse

adj. Not helpful; harmful
Syn unfortunate
Ant conductive

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Revert

v. To fall back into an old condition
Syn lapse
Ant improve

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Subvert

v. To undermine; to corrupt
Syn invalidation
Ant support