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ROOT: fract/fring/frang

LATIN: frangere, fractum
MEANING: "to break"
WORDS:
- fractious

- infraction
- infringe

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Fractious

-P.O.S: adjective
-MEANING: tending to argue or cause discord
- SYNONYM: cross, peevish
- ANTONYM: amiable
- ROOT: fract/fring/frang

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Infraction

- P.O.S: noun
- MEANING: minor violation of a rule or law
- SYNONYM: transgression
- ROOT: fract/fring/frang

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Infringe

- P.O.S: verb
- MEANING: to intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass
- ROOT: fract/fring/frang

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ROOT: cis

LATIN: caedere, cisum
MEANING: "cut, kill"
WORDS:
- excise
- incisive
- concise

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Excise

- P.O.S: verb
- MEANING: to cut out of; remove
- SYNONYM: expunge
- ROOT: cis

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Incisive

-P.O.S: adjective
- MEANING: sharply cutting; direct and powerful
- SYNONYM: keen
- ANTONYM: dull
- ROOT: cis

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Concise

- P.O.S: adjective
- MEANING: brief and straightforward
- SYNONYM: terse
- ANTONYM: rambling
- ROOT: cis

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ROOT: tom

GREEK: temnein
MEANING: to cut
WORDS:
- tome
- epitome
- dichotomy
- anatomy

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Tome

- P.O.S: noun
- MEANING: a large and serious book
- ROOT: tom

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Epitome

- P.O.S: noun
- MEANING: the best or most typical example
- SYNONYM: embodiment
- ROOT: tom

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Dichotomy

- P.O.S: noun
- MEANING: two opposite parts of one whole
- ROOT: tom

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Anatomy

- P.O.S: noun
- MEANING: the structure or parts taken, as a whole
- ROOT: tom

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ROOT: punct

LATIN: pungere, punctum
MEANING: to sting, pierce
WORDS:
- compunction
- punctilious
- pungent

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Compunction

- P.O.S: noun
- MEANING: feeling of regret or remorse
- SYNONYM: penitence
- ROOT: punct

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Punctilious

- P.O.S: adjective
- MEANING: paying strict attention to detail; extremely careful
- SYNONYM: meticulous
- ANTONYM: careless
- ROOT: punct

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Pungent

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell
ROOT: punct