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TORT/TORQ

Latin: to twist

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Tortuous

Adj: Not direct or straightfoward
Root: TORT
Syn: Circuitous
Ant: Staightfoward

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Retort

V: To respond critically or sarcastically
Root: TORT
Syn: Reply

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Extort

V: To wrong or illagally
Root: TROT
Syn: Coerce
Ant: Coax

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VOLV/VOLU

Latin: to roll, to turn

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Convoluted

Adj: Having too many twists and turns; overly complicted
Root: VOLU
Syn: Tangled
Ant: Clear

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Evolve

V: To unfold; to develop or change gradually
Root: VOLV
Syn: Progress
Ant: Regress

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FLEX/FLECT

Latin: to bend

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Inflexible

Adj: Too unchangeble in character or purpose
Root: FLEX
Syn: Rigid, Stiff
Ant: Flexible

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Deflect

V: To cause to turn aside or away
Root: FLECT
Syn: Redirect
Ant: Accept

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Inflection

N: Change in pitch or tone in voice
Root: FLECT

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VERT/VERS

Latin: to turn

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Revert

V: To fall back into old condition
Root: VERT/VERS
Syn: Lapse
Ant: Improve

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Voluble

Adj: Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech
Root: VOLU
Syn: Chatty
Ant: Quiet

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Subvert

V: To undermine; to corrupt
Root: VERT/ VERS
Syn: Invalidate
Ant: Support

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Adverse

Adj: Not helpful; harmful
Root: VERT/VERS
Syn: Unfortunate, injurious
Ant: Conducive