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TORT/TORQ

“Latin TORQUERE, TORTUS “to twist”

TORTUOUS, RETORT, EXTORT

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TORTUOUS

“adj. Not direct or straightforward”
Root- tort/ torq
Syn- circuitous
Ant- straightforward

3

RETORT

“v. To respond critically or sarcastically”
Root- tort/torq
Syn- reply

4

Extort

“v. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand”
Root- tort/torq
Syn- coerce
Ant- coax

5

VOLV/VOLU

“Latin VOLVERE, VOLUTUM “to roll, to turn”

Voluble, convoluted, evolve

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Voluble

“adj. Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech”
Root-

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CONVOLUTED

“adj. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated”
Root- Volv/volu
Syn- tangled
Ant clear

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Evolve

“v. To unfold; to develop or change gradually”
Root- Volv/volu
Syn- progress
Ant- regress

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FLEX/FLECT

“Latin FLECTERE, FLECTUM “to bend”

Inflexible, deflect, inflection

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Inflexible

“adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose”
Root- flect/flex
Syn. Rigid, stiff
Ant- flexible

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Deflect

“v. To cause to turn aside or away"
Root- flex/flect
Syn- redirect
Ant- accept

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Inflection

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

13

VERT/VERS

“Latin VERTERE, VERSUM “to turn”

Adverse, subvert, revert

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Adverse

“adj. Not helpful; harmful”
Root- vert/vers
Syn- unfortunate, injurious
Ant- conducive

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Revert

“v. To fall back into an old condition”
Root- vers/vert
Syn- lapse
Ant- improve

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Subvert

“v. To undermine; to corrupt”
Root vers/vert
Syn- invalidate
Ant- support