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TORT/TORQ

Latin Torquere, Tortus "to twist"

tortuous, retort, extort,

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tortuous

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: not direct or straightforward
Synonyms: circuitous
Antonyms: straightfoward

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retort

PartOfSpeech: verb
Definition: to respond critically or sarcastically
Synonyms: reply

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extort

PartOfSpeech: verb
Definition: to wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
Synonyms: coerce
Antonyms: coax

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VOLV/VOLU

Latin volvere, volutum "to roll, to turn"

voluble, convoluted, evolve

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voluble

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech
Synonyms: chatty
Antonyms: quiet

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convoluted

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: having too many twists and turns; overly complicated
Synonyms: tangled
Antonyms: clear

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evolve

PartOfSpeech: verb
Definition: to unfold; to develop or change gradually
Synonyms: progress
Antonyms: regress

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FLEX/FLECT

Latin Flactere, Flectum "to bend"

inflexible, deflect, inflection

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inflexible

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: too unchangeable in character or purpose
Synonyms: rigid, stiff
Antonyms: flexible

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deflect

PartOfSpeech: verb
Definition: to cause to turn aside or away
Synonyms: redirect
Antonyms: accept

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inflection

PartOfSpeech: noun
Definition: change in pitch or tome of the voice

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VERT/VERS

Latin Vertere, Versum "to turn"

adverse, revert, subvert

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adverse

PartOfSpeech: adjective
Definition: not helpful; harmful
Synonyms: unfortunate, injurious
Antonyms: conducive

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revert

PartOfSpeech: verb
Definition: to fall back into an old condition
Synonyms: lapse
Antonyms: improve

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subverse

PartOfSpeech: verb
Definition: to undermine; to corrupt
Synonyms: invalidate
Antonyms: support