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Ethymology

Unit 9 and 10
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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