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TORT/TORQ

Latin "to twist"

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Tortuous

Adj. not direct or straightforward
Root: TORT
Syn: circuitous
Ant: straightforward

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Retort

V. To respond critically or sarcastically
Root: TORT
Syn: reply

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Extort

V. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
Root: TORT
Syn: Coerce
Ant: coax

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VOLV/VOLU

Latin. "To roll, to turn"

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Voluble

Adj. talkative; give to rapid, abundant speed
Root: VOLU
Syn: chatty
Ant: quiet

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Convoluted

Adj. having too many twists; overly complicated
Root: VOLU
Syn: tangled
Ant: clear

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Evolve

V. To unfold; to develop or change gradually
Root: VOL

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FLEX/FLECT

Latin "to bend"

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Inflexible

Adj. too unchangeable 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 of the voice
Root: FLECT

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VERT/VERS

Latin. "To turn"

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Adverse

Adj. not helpful, harmful
Root: VERS
Syn: unfortunate, injurious
Ant: conducive

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Revert

V. To fall back into an old position
Syn: lapse
Ant: improve

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Subvert

V. To determine; to corrupt
Root: VERT
Syn: Invalidate
Ant: Support