Unit 9 Vocab

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Unit 9 Vocab
2014-02-28 00:46:51

Unit 9 Vocabs w/ my memory clues
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  1. Tortuous
    • adj. unclear, not straightforward
    • Ex: Ren seemed like a tortuous person who would always speak in riddles
  2. Retort
    • v. to respond sarcastically
    • Ex: If you try to speak to Weiss, you'll probably get a snappy retort instead of a conversation.
  3. Extort
    • v. To wrongly force someone to agree to a demand
    • Ex: Cardin used Jaune's secret to extort favors from the poor boy.
  4. Voluble
    • adj. Talkative, rapid speech
    • Ex: Nora was a voluble person, always greeting everyone with a full conversation
  5. Convoluted
    • adj. overly complicated
    • Ex: The Beacon Academy campus was incredibly convoluted and the newbies were convinced it was part maze
  6. Evolve
    • v. To develop or progress gradually
    • Ex: Ruby evolved from a small, insecure girl to a new-found leader
  7. Inflexible
    • adj. Too unchangeable in character/person
    • Ex: Even after they were allies, Kanda was still inflexible and still hated Allen.
  8. Deflect
    • v. to cause to rebound or turn aside
    • Ex: One of Crown Clown's abilities is to deflect enemy attacks
  9. Inflection
    • n. change in pitch or tone of voice
    • Ex: When Rinali is upset, the inflections on her words are very noticeable
  10. Adverse
    • adj. unhelpful, harmful
    • Ex: Having a parasite-type Innocence in known to have adverse effects on the owner's life-span.
  11. Revert
    • v. To fall back into old condition
    • Ex: Lenelee's Dark Boots are able to revert to little anklets at her will.
  12. Subvert
    • v. to undermine or invalidate
    • Ex: The Earl was furious that the 14th was able to subvert the Arc without his knowledge.