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pel/ puls

latin: pellere, pulsum, to push, to drive
- compel, impulse, expel

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compel

v. to force or strongly persuade, coerce
root: pel
syn: sway

3

impulse

n. a sudden, involuntary urge to do something
root: puls
syn: whim, spur

4

expel

v. to send out or away
root: pel
syn: eject
ant: admit

5

jac/ ject

latin. jacere, jectum. means to throw, to cast
- conjecture, dejected, and abject

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conjecture

n. a guess often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
root: ject
syn: theory
ant: fact

7

dejected

adj. downcast or sad; depressed
root: ject
syn: dispirited
ant: animated

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abject

adj. lowly, miserable and wretched
root: ject
syn: degraded
ant: exulted

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mit/ mis

latin. mittere misum, "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

12

remiss

adj. failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent
root: mis
syn: delinquent
ant: prudent

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mot/ mov

latin. movere motus, "to move"
motive, motif, emote

14

motive

n. cause for action
root: mot
syn: incentive

15

motif

n. a recurring theme, subject, or idea
root: mot

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emote

v. to dramatically express emotions
root: mot
syn: dramatize