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TORT/TORQ

Latin: Torquere,Tortus means to "twist."

Tortuous, Retort, Extort.

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Tortuous

adj. Not direct or straightforward.
Root: Tortus
Syn: Circuitous
Ant: Straightforward

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Retort

v. To respond critically or sarcastically.
Root: Tortus
Syn: Reply

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Extort

v. To wrongly or illegally force someone comply with a demand.
Root: Tortus
Syn: Coerce
Ant: Coax

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VOLV/VOLU

Latin: Volvere,Volutum means to "roll, to turn."

Voluble, Convoluted, Evolve.

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Voluble

adj. Talkative; given to rapid speech, abundant speech.
Root: Volutum
Syn: Chatty
Ant: Quiet

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Convoluted

adj. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated.
Root: Volutum
Syn: Tangled
Ant: Clear

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Evolve

v. To unfold, to develop or change gradually.
Root: Volvere
Syn: Progress
Ant: Regress

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FLEX/FLECT

Latin: Flectere, Flectum means to "bend".

Inflexible, Deflect, Inflection.

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Inflexible

adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose.
Root: Flectere
Syn: Rigid, Stiff
Ant: Flexible

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Deflect

v. To cause to turn aside or away.
Root: Flectere
Syn: Redirect
Ant: Aceppy

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VERT/ VERS

Latin: Vetere,Vesum means to "turn".

Adverse, Revert, Subvert.

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Adverse

adj. Not helpful; harmful.
Root: Versum
Syn: Unfortunate, Injurious
Ant: Conducive

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Revert

v. To fall back into an old condition.
Root: Vertere
Syn: Lapse
Ant: Improve

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Subvert

v. To undermine; to corrupt.
Root: Vertere
Syn: Invalidate
Ant: Support

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Inflection

n. Change in pitch or tone of voice.
Root: Flect