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ROOT: tort/torq

“LATIN; torquere, tortus
MEANING: to twist
WORDS:
Tortuous
Retort
Extort

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Tortuous

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: not direct or straightforward
SYN: circuitous
ANT: straightforward
ROOT: tort/torq

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Retort

P.O.S: verb
MEANING: to respond critically or sarcastically
SYN: reply
ROOT: tort/torq

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Extort

P.O.S: verb
MEANING: to wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
SYN: coerce
ANT: coax
ROOT: tort/tor

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ROOT: volv/volu

LATIN; volvere, volutum
MEANING: to roll, to turn
WORDS: voluble, convoluted, evolve

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Voluble

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: talkative, given to rapid, abundant speech
Syn: chatty
Ant: quiet
Root: volv/volu

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Convoluted

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: having too many twists and turns; overly complicated
Syn: tangled
Ant: clear
Root: volv/volu

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Evolve

P.O.S: verb
MEANING: to unfold; to develop or change gradually
Syn: progress
Ant: regress
Root: volv/volu

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ROOT: flex/flect

LATIN; flectere, flectum
MEANING: to bend
Words: inflexible, deflect, inflection

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Inflexible

P.O.S: adjective
Meaning: too unchangeable in character and purpose
Syn: rigid,stiff
Ant: flexible
Root: flex/flect

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Deflect

P.O.S: verb
Meaning: to cause to turn aside or away
Syn: redirect
Ant: accept
Root: flex/flect

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Inflection

P.O.S: noun
Meaning: change in pitch or tone of voice
Root: flex/flect