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TORT/TORQ

“Latin TORQUERE, TORTUS “to twist”

Tortuous, retort, extort

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TORTUOUS

adjective
Not direct or straightforward
Root: TORT
Syn: circuitous
ant: straightforward



3

RETORT

Verb. To respond critically or sarcastically
Root: TORT
syn: reply

4

EXTORT

“verb.
To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand”
Root: TORT
“syn: coerce
ant: coax”



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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: VOLU
syn: chatty
ant: quiet


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CONVOLUTED

“adj. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated”
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 FLECTERE, FLECTUM “to bend”

Inflexible, deflect, inflection

10

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 VERTERE, VERSUM “to turn”

Adverse, revert, subvert

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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 condition”
Root: VERT
“syn: lapse
ant: improve”

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SUBVERT

“v. To undermine; to corrupt”
Root: VERT
“syn: invalidate
ant: support”