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The Latin prefix FRACT stands for what?

To Break

Ex. Fractious, infraction

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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 the law
Root. Fract
Syn. Transgression

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Infringe

V. To intrude on an area
Root. Fract
Syn. Invasion
Ant. Sovereignty

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What does the Latin root CIS stand for?

To cut or kill

Ex.Excise, Incise

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Excise

V. To cut out or remove
Root. Cis
Syn. Expunge

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Incisive

Adj. Sharply cutting
Root. Cis
Syn. Keen
Ant. dull

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Concise

Adj. unable to conquer
Root. VINC
Syn. Keen
Ant. Dull

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Concise

Adj. Brief and straight forward
Root. Cis
Syn. Terse
Ant. Rambling

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What does the Greek root TOM stand for?

To cut

Ex. Tomahawk, Tome

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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

Adj.Two opposite parts of one whole
Root. Tom

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PUNCT is the Latin prefix for what?

To sting, to pierce

Ex. Punctuation, puncture

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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
Root. Punct
Syn. meticulous
Ant. Careless

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Pungent

Adj. Stinging or biting
Root. Punct
Syn. Horrid
Ant. Aromatic