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Tort/Torq

To Twist

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Tortuous

Root: Tort
Adjective
Not direct or straight forward.
Synonym: circuitous
Antonym: straightforward

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Retort

Root: tort
Verb
To respond critically or sarcastically
Synonym: reply

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Extort

Root: tort
Verb
To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
Synonym: coerce
Antonym: coax

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Volv/Volu

To roll, to turn

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Voluble

Root: Volu
Adjective
Talkative, given to rapid, abundant speech
Synonym: chatty
Antonym: quiet

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Convoluted

Root: Volu
Adjective
Having too many twists or turns, overly complicated
Synonym: tangled
Antonym: clear

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Evolve

Root: Volv
Verb
To unfold, to develop or change gradually
Synonym: progress
Antonym: regress

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Flex/Flect

To bend

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Inflexible

Root: Flex
Adjective
Too unchangeable in character or purpose
Synonym: rigid, stiff
Antonym: flexible

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Deflect

Root: flect
Verb
To cause to turn aside or away
Synonym: redirect
Antonym: accept

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Inflection

Root: flect
Noun
Change in the pitch or the tone of the voice

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Vert/Vers

To turn

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Adverse

Root: vers
Adjective
Not helpful, harmful
Synonym: unfortunate, injurious
Antonym: conductive

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Revert

Root: Vert
Verb
To fall back into an old condition
Synonym: lapse
Antonym: improve

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Subvert

Root: vert
Verb
To undermine, to corrupt
Synonym: invalidate
Antonym: support