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FRANK/FRING/FRANG

Latin. Means "to break"

Fractious, Infraction, Infringe

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CIS

Latin. Means "cut, kill"

Excise, Incisive, Concise

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TOM

Greek. Means "to cut"

Epitome, Dichotomy, Anatomy

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PUNCT

Latin. Means "to sting, pierce"

Compunction, Punctilious, Pungent

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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 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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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 straightforward
Root: CIS
Syn: terse
Ant: rambling

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Tome

N. a large and serious book
Root: TOM

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Epitome

N. the best or most 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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Compuction

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

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Punctiliously

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