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abrupt
broken off; lacking continuity; steep

sudden, quick
corrupt
changed fro, good to bad; vicious
disrupt
break apart; cause disorder
erupt
burst or break out
incorruptible
inflexibly honest; incapable of being corrupted
interrupt
break into or between; hinder, stop
rupture
break; breaking

hostility
rupt (root)
break, burst
cide (root)
killing, killer
bactercide
substance that kills bacteria
biocide
substance that destroys living microorganisms
fraticide
killing one's brother
fungicide
that which kills fungi
genocide
deliberate killing of racial or cultural group
germicide
that kill germs
herbicide
that kills plants
homicide
killing of one human by another
infanticide
killing of an infant
insecticide
that kills insects
matricide
killing mother
patricide
killing father
pesticide
that kills rats, insectsm bacteria, etc.
regicide
killing a king
sororicide
killing one's sister
suicide
killing one self
tyrannicide
act of killing a tyrant
string (root)
bind, draw tight
astringent
drawing tighly together

sterm, austere
boa constrictor
snake that constricts its prey in its coils
constrict
draw together, render narrower, shrink
restrict
keep within limits, confine
stricture
adverse criticism, sensure
stringent
strict; rigid; severe
unrestricted
not confined withing bounds; free

open to all
vor (root)
eat greedily
carnivore
flesh eating animal
carnivorous
flesh eating
devour
eat greedily
frugivorous
feeding on fruits
herbivore
plant eating animal
herbivorous
dependent on plant as food
insectivorous
dependent on eating insects as food
omnivore
animal that eats both flesh and plants
voracious
greedy in eating

insatiable appetite
omnivorous
eating everything
viv (root)
live, alive
convival
fond of eating and drinking with friend; jovial; hospitable
revive
bring back to life
survive
outlive; alive after
vivacious
lively in temper or conduct
vivacity
liviliness of spirit
vivid
having th vigor and spirit of life
vivify
enliven; make vivid
vivisection
operation on a living animal for scientific testing
tort (root)
twist
contortionist
person who can tiwst their boyd into odd postures
distort
twist out of shape
extort
wrest from a person by force
retort
reply quickly or sharply
torsion
act of twisting; twisting of body into two oppoing forces
tortuous
full of twists or curves; winding
torture
wrench; twist

inflict pain severly
vict (root)
conquer; show conclusively
convict
prove guily
convict
person serving a prison senctence
conviction
stater of having judged guilty

strong belief
convince
persuade or show conclusively by argument or proof
evict
expel by legal process

oust
evince
show clearly; disclose
invincible
incapable of being conquered
vanquish
overcome in battle; conquer
victor
winner; conqueror
fract (root)
break
fraction
one or more of equal parts of a whole
fractious
apt to break out into passion; cross; irritable
fracture
break or crack

breaking a bone
fragile
fragment part brken off
infraction
act of breaking; breach; violation;
refract
bend a ray of light; a hear or sound wave, etc., from a straight source
refractory
resisting; intractable; hard to manage. as a refractory mule
omni (root)
all, every, everywhere
omnibus
conver many things at once
onmifarous
of all varieties, forms, or kinds
omnific
all creating
omnipotent
unlimited in power; almighty
omnipresent
present everywhere at the same time
omniscient
knowing everything
flect (root)
bend
deflect
turn aside
flex
bend
flexible
pliable; not rigid;
flexor
msucle that serves to bend a limb
genuflect
bend the knee; touch the right knee to the ground; as in worship
inflection
change in the pitch or tone of a person's voice
inflexibility
rigidity
reflect
throw back light

think
reflex
involuntary respones
ten (root)
hold, keep
detention
act of keeping back
inpertinent
not pertinent; innapropriate
pertinacious
adhereing firmlu to purpose or opinion
pertinent
having to do with the matter at hand
retentive
able to retain or remeber
retinue
tenacious able to retain or remember
tenacity
firmness in holding fast; peristence
tenacy
period of a tenant's temporary holding of real estate
tenet
principle; belief; doctrine
tenure
period for which an office or position is held
untenalbe
incapable of being held or defended
mont (root0
warn
admonish
warn of a fault
admonition
gentle reproof
admonitory
converuing a gnetle reproof
monitor
perosn or mechanical devince that keeps track of, checks, or warns
inpertinent
not pertinent; innapropriate
pertinacious
adhereing firmlu to purpose or opinion
pertinent
having to do with the matter at hand
retentive
able to retain or remeber
retinue
tenacious able to retain or remember
tenacity
firmness in holding fast; peristence
tenacy
period of a tenant's temporary holding of real estate
tenet
principle; belief; doctrine
tenure
period for which an office or position is held
untenalbe
incapable of being held or defended
mont (root0
warn
admonish
warn of a fault
admonition
gentle reproof
admonitory
converuing a gnetle reproof
monitor
perosn or mechanical devince that keeps track of, checks, or warns
monument
a means of reminding us of a perosn or event
premonition
forewarning
permonitoru
conveying a forewarning
mand (root)
command, order, commit
contermand
issue a contrary order
mandate
authoritative command
mandatory
obligatory
remand
send
writ of mandamus
written order from a court
cred (root)
believe
accredited
officially authorized
credence
belief as to the truth of something
credentials
docs, letter, references
credible
believeable
credit
belief; fatith; trust
creed
summary of principles believed in
discredit
cast doubt on
incredible
not believeable
incredulity
disbelief
fid (root)
faith, turst
affidavit
swron written satement made before an authorized offical
bona fide
made or carried out in good fath
confidant
one to whom secrets are enturested
confident
having faith in one self
confidentials
secret
diffident
lacking faith in oneself
fidelity
fiathfulness to a trust
fiduciary
held in trust; confidential
perfidious
flase toa trust; faithless
perfidy
violation of a trust, treachery