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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 or law
root: fract
syn: transgression

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infringe

v. to intrude on a area belonging to another; to trepass
root: fring

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cis

latin; caedere, ciscum "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: temnein "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 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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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

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punctilios

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