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PEL/ PELUS

Latin: Pellere, Pelsum means 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: Puls
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/ JECT

Latin: Jacere, Juctum means 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: Ject
Syn: Degraded
Ant: Exalted

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MIT/ MIS

Latin: Mittere, Missum means to "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: Contempuous

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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: Movere, Motus means 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 emotions.
Root: Mot
Syn: Dramatize