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Unit 9 and 10

TORT/TORQ

to twist

Tortuous

not direct or straightforward

Retort

to respond critically or sarcastically

Extort

to wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand

VOLV/VOLU

to roll or to turn

Voluble

Talkative

Convoluted

overly complicated

Evolve

to unfold, to develop or change gradually

FLEX/FLECT

to bend

Inflexible

too unchangeable in character or purpose

Deflect

to cause to turn aside or away

Inflection

change in pitch or tone of voice

VERT/VERS

to turn

Adverse

not helpful, harmful

Revert

to fall back into old conditions

Subvert

to undermine, to corrupt

CRIMIN

crime

Decriminalize

to do away with legal penalties

Incriminate

to reveal guilt or make someone appear guilty

Recrimination

an accusation made in reply, a counter charge

CULP

to blame

Culpable

deserving blame

culprit

one responsible for crime

Mea culpa

statement uttered to show personal responsibility for a wrong

ONUS/ONER

burden

Onus

burden or obligation

Onerous

Unpleasant and burdensome

Exonerate

To prove not guilty

PROB/PROV

prove good, approve

Approbation

praise or approval

Reprobate

a dishonest or immoral person

Reprove

to scold or criticize

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