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PEL/ PULS

Latin pellere, pelsum "to push, to drive"
Compel, impulse, expel

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Compel

V. to force or strongly persuade, coerce
Root: PEL
Syn: sway
Ant: delay

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Impulse

N. a sudden, involuntary urge to do something
Root: PULS
Syn: whim, spur
Ant: forced to do something

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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: 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 "send"
Emissary, dismissive, remiss

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Emissary

N. an agent sent on a mission
Root: MIT/MIS
Syn: go-between
Ant: receiver

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Dismissive

Adj. showing little regard; scornful
Root: MIT/MIS
Syn: contemptuous
Ant: interested

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Remiss

Adj. failing to fulfill ones duty; negligent
Root: MIT/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/MOV
Syn: incentive
Ant: disincourage

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Motif

N. a recurring theme, subject or idea
Root: MOT
Syn: theme
Ant: digression

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Emote

V. to dramatically express emotions
Root: MOT
Syn: dramatize
Ant: no emotion