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Tort/torq (root)

Latin; "to twist"
Words: tortuous, retort, extort

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Tortuous

adj. not direct or straightforward
Synonym: circuitous
Antonym: straightforward

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Retort

v. To respond critically or sarcastically
Synonym: reply

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Extort

v. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
Synonym: coerce
Antonym: coax

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Volv/volu (root)

Latin; "to roll, to turn"
Words: voluble, convoluted, evolve

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Voluble

adj. talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech
Synonym: chatty
Antonym: quiet

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Convoluted

adj. having too many twists and turns; overly complicated
Synonym: tangled
Antonym: clear

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Evolve

v. To unfold; to develop or change gradually
Synonym: progress
Antonym: regress

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Flex/flect (root)

Latin; "to bend"
Words: inflexible, deflect, inflection

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Inflexible

adj. too unchangeable in character or purpose
Synonym: rigid, stiff
Antonym: flexible

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Deflect

v. To cause to turn aside or away
Synonym: redirect
Antonym: accept

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Inflection

n. change in pitch of tone of the voice