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TORT/TORQ

Latin
"To twist"
TORTUOUS, RETORT, EXTORT

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TORTUOUS

Adj. not direct or straight forward.
Syn: circuitous Ant :straightforward

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RETORT

V. To respond critically or sarcastically.
Syn: reply

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EXTORT

V. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand.
syn: coerce ant: coax

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VOLV/VOLU

Latin
"To roll, to turn"
VOLUBLE, CONVOLUTED, EVOLVE

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VOLUBLE

Adj. talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech.
Syn: chatty ant: quiet

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CONVOLUTED

Adj. having too many twists and turns, overly complicated.
Syn: tangle ant: clear

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EVOLVE

V. To unfold; to develop or change gradually.
Syn: progress ant: regress

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FLEX/FLECT

Latin
"To bend"
Inflexible, deflect, inflection

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INFLEXIBLE

Adj. too in changeable in character or purpose.
Syn: rigid, stiff ant: flexible

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DEFLECT

V. To cause to turn aside or away.
Syn: redirect ant: accept

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INFLECTION

N. change in pitch or tone of the voice.

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VERT/VERS

Latin
"To turn"
Adverse, revert, subvert

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ADVERSE

Adj. not helpful; harmful.
Syn: unfortunate, injurious ant:conducive

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REVERT

V. To fall back into an old condition.
Syn: lapse any: improve

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SUBVERT

V. To undermine, to corrupt.
Syn: invalidate ant: support