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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

Definition: adj. Not direct or straight forward.
Root: TORT/TORQ
Synonym: Circuitous
Antonym: Straightforward

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Retort

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

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Extort

Definition: v. To wrongfully of illegally force someone to comply with a demand.
Root: TORT/TORQ
Synonym: Coerce
Antonym: Coax

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Voluble

Definition: adj. Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech.
Root: VOLV/VOLU
Synonym: Chatty
Antonym: Quiet

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Convoluted

Definiton: adj. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated.
Root: VOLV/VOLU
Synonym: Tangled
Antonym: Clear

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Evolve

Definition: v. To unfold; to develop or change gradually.
Root: VOLV/VOLU
Synonym: Progress
Antonym: Regress

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Inflexible

Definition: adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose.
Root: FLEX/FLECT
Synonym: Rigid, Stiff
Antonym: Flexible

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Deflect

Definition: v. To cause to turn aside or away.
Root: FLEX/FLECT
Synonym: Redirect
Antonym: Accept

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Inflection

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

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Adverse

Definition: adj. Not helpful; harmful.
Root: VERT/VERS
Synonym: Unfortunate, Injurious
Antonym: Conducive

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Revert

Definition: v. To fall back into an old condition.
Root: VERT/VERS
Synonym: Lapse
Antonym: Improve

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Subvert

Definition: v. To undermine; to corrupt.
Root: VERT/VERS
Synonym: Invalidate
Antonym: Support