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Pel/puls

Latin: pellere, pulsum "to push, to drive"

Compel, expel, impulse

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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, jectum " to throw, to cast"

Conjecture, dejected, abject

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Conjecture

N. a guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
Root: jec
Syn: theory
Ant: fact

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Dejected

Adj. downcast or sad, depressed
Root: jec
Syn: dispirited
Ant: animated

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Abject

Adj. lowly, miserable and wretched
Root: jec
Syn: degraded
Ant: exalted

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Mit/ Mis

Latin: mittere, missum "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: movere, motus "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