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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: Tort
Syn: Circuitous
Ant: Straightfoward

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Retort

V. To respond critically or sarcastically
Root: Tort
Syn: Reply

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Extort

V. To wrong or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
Root: Tort
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, abundant speech
Root: Volu
Syn: Chatty
Ant: Quiet

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Convuluted

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

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Evolve

V. to unfold; to develop or change gradually
Root: Volv
Syn: Progress
Ant: Regress

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Flex/Flect

Latin. Flecere,Flectum means to bend
Inflexible, Deflect, Inflection

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Inflexible

Adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose
Root: Flex
Syn: Rigid, Stiff
Ant: Flexible

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Deflect

V. To cause to turn aside or away
Root: Flect
Syn: Redirect
Ant: Accept

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Inflection

N. Change in pitch or tone of the voice
Root: Flect

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Vert/Vers

Latin. Vertere,Versum means to turn
Adverse, Revert, Subvert

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Adverse

Adj. Not helpful; harmful
Root: Vers
Syn: Unfortunate, Injurious
Ant: Conducive

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Revert

V. To fall back into an old condition
Root: Vert
Syn: Lapse
Ant: Improve

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Subvert

V. To undermine; to corrupt
Root: Vert
Syn: Invalidate
Ant: Support