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Pel/Puls

Latin; Pellere, Pulsum "to push, to drive"

Compel, impulse, expel

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Compel

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to force or strongly persuade; coerce
Synonym: sway
Antonym: block, delay

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impulse

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: a sudden, involuntary urge to do something
Synonym: whim, spur
Antonym: restraint

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expel

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to send out or away
Synonym: eject
Antonym: admit

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Jac/Ject

Latin; Jacere, Jectum "to throw, to cast"

Conjecture, dejected, abject

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Conjecture

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: a guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
Synonym: theory
Antonym: fact

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Dejected

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: downcast or sad; depressed
Synonym: dispirited
Antonym: animated

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abject

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: lowly, miserable and wretched
Synonym: degraded
Antonym: exalted

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Mit/Mis

Latin; Mittere, Missum; "send"

Emissary, dismissive, remiss

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Emissary

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: an agent sent on a mission
Synonym: go-between
Antonym: reciever

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Dismissive

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: showing little regard; scornful
Synonym: contemptuous
Antonym: humble, meek, modest

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Remiss

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent
Synonym: delinquent
Antonym: prudent

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Mot/Mov

Latin; Movere, Motus "to move"

motive, motif, emote

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Motive

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: cause for action
Synonym: incentive
Antonym: dicouragement

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Motif

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: a recurring theme, subject or idea
Synonym: concept, theme
Antonym: concrete, being

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Emote

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to dramatically espress emotions
Synonym: dramatize
Antonym: inactivity