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adj. Not direct or straightforward
'Beating around the bush'
v.To respond critically or sarcastically
Randy's retort response caused the contestant to feel unsuccessful.
v.To wrongly or illegally force someone to comply with a demand
The kidnappers tried to extort money from the victim's family
adj.Talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech
The minister was very voluble and thorough throughout the sermon
adj.Having too many twists and turns; overly complicated
His theory was too convoluted for anyone to understand
v.To unfold; to develop or change gradually
Animals have slowly evolved over time
adj. Too unchangeable in character or purpose
Jenna's mom was too inflexible to change her mind about letting her go to the party
v.To cause to turn aside or away
It is scientifically proven that water can deflect light
n.Change in pitch or tone of the voice
John's inflection changed when his little brother kept bothering him.
adj.Not helpful; harmful
The salesperson was very adverse and uninformative.
v.To fall back into an old condition
She began to revert back to her old ways of smoking and drinking.
v.To undermine; to corrupt
People continue to subvert the city with violence.