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PEL/PULS

LATIN: to push, to drive
Compel, Impulse, Expel

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Compel

V: To force or strongly persuade; coerce
Root: PEL
Syn: sway

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Impulse

N: A sudden, involuntary urge to do something
Root: PULSE
Syn: whim, spur

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Expel

V: To send out or away
Root: PEL
Syn: eject
Ant: admit

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JAC/JACT

LATIN: To throw, to cast
Conjecture, Dejected, Abject

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Conjecture

N: A guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
Root: JECT
Syn: theory
Ant: fact

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Dejected

Adj: Downcast or sad; depressed
Root: JECT
Syn: dispirited
Ant: animated

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Abject

Adj: Lowly, miserable and wretched
Root: JEACT
Syn: degraded
Ant: Exalted

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MIT/MIS

LATIN: send
Emissary, Dismissive, Remiss

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Emissary

N: An agent sent on a mission
Root: MIS
Syn: go-between

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Dismissive

Adj: Showing little regard; scornful
Root: MIS
Syn: Contemptuous

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Remiss

Adj: Failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent
Root: MIS
Syn: Delinquent
Ant: Prudent

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MOT/ MOV

LATIN: to move
Motive, Motif, Emote

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Motive

N: Cause for action
Root: MOT
Syn: Incentive

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Motif

N: A recurring theme, subject or idea
Root: MOT

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Emote

V: to dramatically express emotioins
Root: MOT
Syn: dramatize