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1

Tortuous

adj. Not direct or straightforward.
Root: Tort/Torq
syn: circuitous
ant: straightforward

2

Retort

v. To respond critically or sarcastically
Root: Tort/Torq
syn: reply
ant: sugar-coat

3

Extort

v. To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand.
Root: Tort/Torq
Syn: coerce
Ant: coax

4

Voluble

adj. Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech.
Root: Volv/Volu
Syn: chatty
Ant: quiet

5

Convoluted

adj. Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated.
Root: Volv/Volu
Syn: tangled
Ant: clear

6

Evolve

v. To unfold; to develop or change gradually.
Root: Volv/Volu
Syn: progress
Ant: regress

7

Inflexible

adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose.
Root: Flex/Flect
Syn: rigid, stiff
Ant: flexible

8

Deflect

v. To cause to turn aside or away.
Root: Flex/Flect
Syn: redirect
Ant: accept

9

Inflection

n. Change in pitch or tone of the voice.
Root: Flex/Flect
Syn: puberty
Ant: stable

10

Adverse

adj. Not helpful; harmful.
Root: Vert/Vers
Syn: unfortunate, injurious
Ant: conducive

11

Revert

v. To fall back into an old condition.
Root: Vert/Vers
Syn: lapse
Ant: improve

12

Subvert

v. To undermine, to corrupt.
Root: Vert/Vers
Syn: invalidate
Ant: support

13

Tort/Torq

L: to twist.
Tortuous, Retort, Extort

14

Volv/Volu

L: to roll, to turn.
Voluble, Convoluted, Evolve

15

Flex/Flect

L: to bend.
Inflexible, Inflection, Deflect

16

Vert/Vers

L: to turn.
Subvert, Revert, Adverse