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Fractious

Adj. Tending to argue or cause discord.
Root: Fract/Fring/Frang
Syn: Arrogant
Ant: Peaceful

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Infraction

N. Minor violation of a rule or law.
Root: Fract/Fring/Frang
Syn: Crime
Ant: Recycling

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Infringe

V. To intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass.
Root: Fract/Fring/Frang
Syn: Trespassing
Ant: Inviting

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Excise

V. To cut out of; remove.
Root: Cis
Syn: Ignore
Ant: Invite

5

Incisive

Adj. Sharply cutting; direct and powerful
Root: Cis
Syn: Intimidating
Ant: Comforting

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Concise

Adj. Brief and straightforward.
Root: Cis
Syn: Witty
Ant: Tedious

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Tome

N. A large and serious book.
Root: Tom
Syn: Encyclopedia
Ant: Summary

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Epitome

N. The best or most simple example.
Root: Tom
Syn: Model
Ant: Opposite

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Dichotomy

N. Two opposite parts of one whole.
Root: Tom
Syn: Section
Ant: Complete

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Anatomy

N. The structure or part, taken as a whole.
Root: Tom
Syn: Complete
Ant: Percent

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Compunction

N. Feeling of regret or remorse
Root: Punct
Syn: Sad
Ant: Joyful

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Punctilious

Adj. Paying strict attention to detail; extremely careful.
Root: Punct
Syn: Perfectionist
Ant: Sloppy

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Pungent

Adj. Stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell.
Root: Punct
Syn: Odorous
Ant: Fresh

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Fract/Fring/Frang

Latin: means "to break."
Fractious, Infraction, Infringe

15

Cis

Latin: means "cut;kill"
Excise, Incisive, Concise.

16

Tom

Greek: means "to cut."
me, Epitome, Dichotomy, Anatomy.

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Punct

Latin: means "to sting, pierce"
Pungent, Compunctious, Punctilious.