Unit 2 vocab

Fractious

adj. tending to argue or cause or cause discord

Infringe

v. to intrude, trespass

Excise

v. to cut out of; remove

Incisive

adj. sharply cutting; direct and powerful

Concise

adj. brief and straightforward

Tome

n. large, serious book

Epitome

n. the best example

Dichotomy

n. two opposite parts of one whole

Anatomy

n. the structure of parts, taken as a whole

Compunction

n. feeling of regret, remorse

Punctilious

adj. paying strict attention to detail; extremely careful

pungent

adj. stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell