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FRACT/FRING/FRANG

Latin FRANGERE,FRACTUM. "TO BREAK"

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FRACTIOUS

TENDING TO ARGUE OR CAUSE DISCORD
Malcolm grew from a fractious and irritable child into a tolerant and peaceful adult. syn: cross, peevish

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INFRACTION

MINOR VIOLATION OF A RULE OR LAW
L. in, intensifier + fractum = to break For his infraction of the camp code, Kevin had to peel potatoes in the kitchen. syn: transgression

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INFRINGE

TO INTRUDE ON AN AREA BELONGING TO OTHERS
L. in, intensifier + frangere = to break Susan said her father was infringing upon her freedom when he took her car.

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CIS

Latin CAEDERE,CISUM, CUT,KILL
L. in, “into,” + cisum = cutting into Natasha’s fast-moving narratives and incisive style never failed to impress us. syn: keen ant: dull

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EXCISE

TO CUT OUT OF, TO REMOVE
L. ex, “out of,” + cisum = cut out of Having excised several paragraphs from my essay, I returned to ask my teacher’s advice. syn: expunge

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INCISIVE

SHARPLY CUTTING, DIRECT AND POWERFUL
Natasha’s fast-moving narratives and incisive style never failed to impress us. syn: keen ant: dull

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CONCISE

BRIEF AND STRAIGHT FOWARD

L. con, “with,” + cisum = cutting with or away Because I had only one page to write my note on, my language had to be concise. syn: terse ant: rambling


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TOM

Greek TEMNEIN TO CUT
G. dicho, “two,” + temnein = cut in two The film critic discussed the fundamental dichotomy in the movie

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TOME

A LARGE AND SERIOUS BOOK
G. temnein, “to cut” When I removed the scholarly tome from the shelf, I saw that it had not been read for years.

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EPITOME

THE BEST OR MOST TYPICAL EXAMPLE
G. epi, “upon,” + temnein = cut upon I hardly think I am the epitome of good citizenship, since I’m not even a registered voter. syn: embodiment

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DICHOTOMY

TO OPPOSITE SIDES OF ONE HOLE
G. dicho, “two,” + temnein = cut in two The film critic discussed the fundamental dichotomy in the movie

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ANATOMY

STHE PARTS OF STRUCTURE, TAKEN AS HOLE.
G. ana, “up,” + temnein = cutting up (any structure) Maurice’s anatomy showed the results of years of suffering

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PUNCT

Latin PUNGERE, PUNCTUM, TO STING, PIERCE

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COMPUNCTION

FEELING OF REGRETOR REMORSE.
L. com, intensifier + punctum = stinging Even after a long time in jail, the woman showed no compunction for her crime

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PUNCTILIOUS

Paying extreme attention to detail.
Max was a punctilious dresser; his hat was always perfectly straight, and his shoes were always shiny. syn: meticulous ant: careless

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PUNGENT

STINGING OR BITING,ESPECIALLY IN TASTE OR SMELL.
The pungent aroma of garlic greeted us as we entered the restaurant.