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Fract/Fring/Frang

Latin; Frangere, Fractum. "to break"

Fractious, Infraction, infringe

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Fractious

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: tending to argue or cause discord.
Syn: cross, peevish
Ant: amiable

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Infraction

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: minor violation of a rule or law
Syn: transgression
Ant: behavior, obedience

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Infringe

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass
Syn: break, crash
Ant: comply, obey

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Cis

Latin; Cadere, Cisum "cut, kill"

Excise, Incisive

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Excise

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to cut out of, remove
Syn: expunge
Ant: disregard

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incisive

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: sharply cutting; direct and powerful.
Syn: keen
Ant: dull

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Tom

Greek; Temnein. "to cut"

tome, epitome, dichotomy, anatomy

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tome

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: a large serious book
Syn: novel, volume
Ant: unclassic

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epitome

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: the best or most typical example
Syn: embodiment
Ant: exclusion

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Dichotomy

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: two opposite parts of one whole
Syn: difference, split
Ant: whole, together

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anatomy

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: the structure of parts, taken as a whole
Syn: analysis
Ant: neglect, ignorance

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Punct

Latin; Pungere, Punctum "to sting, pierce"

Compunction, Punctilious, pungent

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Compunction

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: feeling of regret or remose
Syn: penitence
Ant: defiance, meanness

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punctilious

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: paying strict attention to detail, extremely careful
Syn: meticulous
Ant: careless

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pungent

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell
Syn: strong, tangy
Ant: bland, dull flavored