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FRACT/FRING/FRANG

Latin Frangere, fractum "to break"
Fractious, infraction, infringe.

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Fractious

Adj. tending to argue or cause discord.
Root: FRACT
Syn: cross, peevish
Ant: amiable

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Infraction

N. minor violation of a rule of law
Root: FRACT
Syn: transgression
Ant: obedience

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Infringe

V. to intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass.
Root: FRING
Syn: violate
Ant: inviolate

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CIS

Latin caedere, cisum "cut, kill"
Excise, incisive, concise.

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Excise

V. to cut out of; remove.
Root:CIS
Syn: expunge
Ant: to add

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Incisive

Adj. sharply cutting; direct and powerful
Root:CIS
Syn: keen
Ant: dull

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Concise

Adj. brief and straight forward
Root: CIS
Syn: terse
Ant: rambling

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TOM

Greek temnein "to cut"
Tome, epitome, dichotomy, anatomy.

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Tome

N. a large and serious book
Root: TOME
Syn: novel
Ant: booklet

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Epitome

N. the best or most typical example
Root: TOME
Syn: embodiment
Ant: opposite

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Dichotomy

N. two opposite parts of one whole
Root: TOME
Syn: difference
Ant: one, the same

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Anatomy

N. the structure or parts; taken as a whole
Root: TOME
Syn: analyses
Ant: take as pieces

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PUNCT

Latin pungere, punctum "to sting, pierce"
Compunction, punctilious, pungent.

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Compunction

N. feeling of regret or remorse
Root: PUNCT
Syn: penitence
Ant: celebration

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Punctilious

Adj. paying strict attention to detail; extremely careful
Root: PUNCT
Syn: meticulous
Ant: careless

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Pungent

Adj. stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell
Root: PUNCT
Syn: aromatic
Ant: tasteless