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Fract/ fring/ frang

Latin: means to break

Examples: fractious, infraction, infringe

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Cis

Latin: means to cut, kill

Excise, incisive, consice

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Tom

Greek: means to cut

Examples: tome, 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

To intrude on an area belonging to another, to trespass
Root: fring

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Excise

V. To cut out, 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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Tome

N. a large and serious book
Root: tome

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Epitome

N. the best or most typical example
Root: tome
Syn: embodiment

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Dichotomy

Adj. two opposite parts of one whole
Root: Tom

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Compunction

N. feeling regret or remorse
Root: punct
Syn. Penitence

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Punctilious

Adj. paying strict attention to detail
Root: punct
Syn: meticulous
Ant: careless

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Pungent

Adj. stinging or biting
Root: punct
Syn: horrid
Ant: aromatic

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Anatomy

N. the structure or parts, taken as a whole
Root: tome