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TORT/TORQ

Latin
To twist

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Tortuous

Adj. not direct or straight forward
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 into 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
Root. Volu
Syn. Chatty
Ant. Quiet

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Convoluted

Adj. having too many twist and turns
Root. Volu
Syn.tangled
Ant. Clear

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Evolve

V. To unfold, to change gradually
Root. Volv
Syn. Progress
Ant. Regress

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FLEC/FLECT

"To bend"

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Inflexible

Adj. too unchangeable in character or purpose
Root. Flex
Syn. Redirect
Ant. Accept

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Deflect

V. to cause to turn
Root. Flex
Syn. Redirect
Ant.accept

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Inflection

N. change in voice
Root. Flex

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VERT/VERS

To turn Latin

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Adverse

Adj. not helpful, harmful
Root. Ver
Syn. unfortunate
Ant. Conducive

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Revert

V. To fall back into old condition
Root. Vert
Syn.lapse
Ant.improve

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Subvert

V. To undermine, to corrupt
Root. Vert
Syn. Invalidate
Ant. Support