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FRACT/FRING/FRANG

Latin: "to break"
Fractious, Infraction, Infringe

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Fractious

Adj: Tending to argue or caused discord.
Root: FRACT
Syn: Cross, peevish
Ant: Amiable

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Infraction

N: Minor violation of a rule or law
Root: FRACT
Syn: Transgression

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Infringe

V: To intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass
Root: FRING

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CIS

Latin: "cut, kill"
Excise, Incisive, Concise

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Excise

V: To cut out of; remove
Root: CIS
Syn: Expunge

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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: "to cut"
Tome, Epitome, Dichotomy, Anatomy

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Tome

N: A large and serious book
Root: TOM

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Epitome

N: The best or more typical example
Root: TOM
Syn: Embodiment

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Dichotomy

N: Two opposite parts of one whole
Root: TOM

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Anatomy

N: The structure or parts, taken as a whole
Root: TOM

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PUNCT

Latin: "To sting, pierce"
Compunction, Punctilious, Pungent

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Compunction

N: Feeling of regret or remorse
Root: PUNCT
Syn: Penitence

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Punctilious

Adj: Paying strict attention to detail; extremely careful
Syn : Meticulous
Ant: Careless

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Pungent

Adj: Stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell
Root: PUNCT