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PEL/PULS

Means "to push, to drive".
Compel, Impulse, Expel

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Compel

Verb. To force or strongly persuade; coerce.
Root: Pel/Puls.
Synonym: sway

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Impulse

Noun. A sudden, involuntary urge to do something.
Root: Pel/Puls.
Synonym: whim, spur.

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Expel

Verb. To send out or away.
Root: Pel/Puls
Synonym: eject
Antonym: admit

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JAC/JECT

Latin. Means "to throw, to cast".
Conjecture, Dejected, Abject.

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Conjecture

Noun. A guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence.
Root: Jac/Ject
Synonym: Theory
Antonym: Fact

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Dejected

Adjective. Downcast or sad, depressed.
Root: Jac/Ject
Synonym: dispirited
Antonym: animated

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Abject

Adjective. Lowly, miserable, and wretched
Root: Jac/Ject
Synonym: degraded
Antonym: exalted

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MIT/MIS

Latin. Means "to send".
Emissary, Dismissive, Remiss

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Emissary

Noun. An agent sent on a mission.
Root: Mit/Mis
Synonym: go-between

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Dismissive

Adjective. Showing little regard; scornful.
Root: Mit/Mis
Synonym: contemptuous

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Remiss

Adjective. Failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent.
Root: Mit/Mis
Synonym: delinquent
Antonym: prudent

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MOT/MOV

Latin. Means "to move".
Motive, Motif, Emote

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Motive

Noun. Cause for action.
Root: Mot/Mov
Synonym: incentive

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Motif

Noun. A recurring theme, subject, or idea.
Root: Mot/Mov

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Emote

Verb. To dramatically express emotions.
Root: Mot/Mov
Synonym: dramatize