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Fract/fringe/Frang

Lain frangere, fractum "to break"
Fractious, infraction, infringe

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Fractious

Adj. tending to argue or cause disorder
Root: fract, fringe, frang
Syn: cross, peevish
Ant: amiable

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Infraction

N. minor violation of a rule or law
Root: fract, fringe, frang
Syn: transgression

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Infringe

V. To intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass
Root: fract, fringe, frang

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Cia

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

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Excise

V.to cut out of; remove
Root: cia
Syn: expunge

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Incisive

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

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Concise

Adj. brief and straightforward
Root: cia
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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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