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Latin "To twist"
Tortuous, retort, extort

Tort/torq
Tortuous, retort, extort

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Adj. not direct or straightforward
Tort/torq
Syn: circuitous
Ant: straightforward

Tortuous

2

V. To respond critically or sarcastically
Tort/torq
Syn: reply

Retort

3

V. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
Tort/torq
Syn: coerce
Ant: coax

Extort

4

Latin"to roll, to turn"
Voluble, convoluted, evolve

Volv/volu

5

Adj. talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech
Volv/volu
Syn: chatty
Ant: quiet

Voluble

6

Adj. having too many twists and turns; overly complicated
Volv/volu
Syn: tangled
Ant: clear

Convuluted

7

V. To unfold; to develop or change gradually
Volv/volu
Syn: progress
Ant: regress

Evolve

8

Latin "to bend"
Inflexible, deflect, inflection

Flex/flect

9

Adj. too unchangeable in character or purpose
Flex/flect
Syn: rigid, stiff
Ant: flexible

Inflexible

10

V. To cause to turn aside or away
Flex/flect
Syn: redirect
Ant: accept

Deflect

11

N. change in pitch or tone of the voice
Flex/flect

Inflection

12

Latin "to turn"
Adverse, revert, subvert

Vert/vers

13

Adj. not helpful; harmful
Vert/vers
Syn: unfortunate, injurious
Ant: conducive

Adverse

14

V. To fall back into an old condition
Vert/vers
Syn: lapse
Ant: improve

Revert

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V. To undermine; to corrupt
Vert/vers
Syn: invalidate
Ant: support

Subvert