Vocab 9

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Tortuous

Not direct or straightforward; circuitous

Retort

To respond critically or sarcastically; reply

Extort

To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand; coerce

Voluble

Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech; chatty

Convoluted

Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated; tangled

Evolve

To unfold; to develop or change gradually; progress

Inflexible

Too unchangeable in character or purpose; rigid, stiff

Deflect

To cause to turn aside or away; redirect

Inflection

Change in pitch or tone of the voice

Adverse

Not helpful; harmful; unfortunate, injurious

Revert

To fall back into an old condition; lapse

Subvert

To undermine; to corrupt; invalidate

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