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PEL / PULS

Latin 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 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 "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 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