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TORT/TORQ

Latin “to twist”

2

TORTUOUS

“adj. Not direct or straightforward”
Root: tort
syn: circuitous
ant: straightforward

3

RETORT

“v. To respond critically or sarcastically”
Root: tort
syn: reply

4

EXTORT

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

5

VOLV/VOLU

Latin. “to roll, to turn”

6

VOLUBLE

“adj. Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech”
Root:volu
syn: chatty
ant: quiet

7

CONVOLUTED

“adj. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated”
Root: volu
syn: tangled
ant: clear

8

EVOLVE

“v. To unfold; to develop or change gradually”
Root: Volv
syn: progress
ant: regress

9

FLEX/FLECT

Latin. to bend

10

INFLEXIBLE

“adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose”
Root: flex
syn: rigid, stiff
ant: flexible

11

DEFLECT

“v. To cause to turn aside or away”
Root: flect
syn: redirect
ant: accept

12

INFLECTION

“n. Change in pitch or tone of the voice”
Root: flect

13

VERT/VERS

Latin. to turn

14

ADVERSE

“adj. Not helpful; harmful”
Root: vers
syn: unfortunate, injurious
ant: conducive

15

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