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TORT-TORQ

To twist

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Tortuous

Not direct or straight forward

Syn: Circuitous Ant: Straightforward

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Retort

To respond critically and sarcastically

Syn: Reply

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Extort

To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand

Syn: Coerce Ant: Coax

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VOLV/VOLU

To roll, to turn

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Voluble

Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech

Syn: Chatty Ant: Quiet

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Convoluted

Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated

Syn: Tangled Ant: Clear

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Evolve

To unfold; to develop or change gradually

Syn: Process Ant: Regress

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FLEX/FLECT

To bend

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Inflexible

Too unchangeable in character or purpose

Syn: Rigid Ant: Stiff

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Deflect

To cause to turn or aside or away

Syn: Redirect Ant: Accept

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Inflection

Change in pitch or tone of voice

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VERT/VERS

To bend

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Adverse

Not helpful; harmful

Syn: Unfortunate Ant: Conducive

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Revert

To fall back into an old condition

Syn: Lapse Ant: Improve

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Subvert

To undermine; to corrupt

Syn: Invalidate Ant: Support