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Tort/Torq

Latin
To twist
Tortuous, retort, extort

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Tortuous

Adjective
Not direct or straightforward
Tort/Torq
Syn: circuitous
Ant: straightforward

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Retort

Verb
To respond critically or sarcastically
Tort/Torq
Syn: reply

4

Extort

Verb
To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply
Tort/Torq
Syn: coerce
Ant: coax

5

Volv/Volu

Latin
To roll, to turn
Voluble, convoluted, evolve

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Voluble

Adjective
Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech
Volv/Volu
Syn: chatty
Ant: quiet

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Convoluted

Adjective
Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated
Volv/Volu
Syn: tangled
Ant: clear

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Evolve

Verb
To unfold; to develop or change gradually
Syn: progress
Ant: regress

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Flex/Flect

Latin
To bend

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Inflexible

Adjective
Too unchangeable in character or purpose
Syn: rigid, stiff
Ant: flexible

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Deflect

Verb
To cause to turn aside or away
Syn: redirect
Ant: accept

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Inflection

Noun
Change in pitch or tone of voice

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Vert/Vers

Latin
To turn

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Adverse

Adjective
Not helpful; harmful
Syn: injurious
Ant: conducive

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Revert

Verb
To fall back into an old condition
Syn: lapse
Ant: improve