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Latin peller, pulsum "to push, to drive"
Compel, impulse, expel

Pel/puls

1

V. To force or strongly persuade; coerce
Root: pel/puls
Syn. Sway

Compel

2

N. a sudden, involuntary urge to do something
Root: pel/puls
Syn: whim, spur

Impulse

3

V. To send out or away
Root: pel/puls
Syn: eject
Ant: admit

Expel

4

Latin Jacere, jectum, "to throw, to cast"
Conjecture, dejected, abject

Jac/ject

5

V. A guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
Root: jac/ject
Syn: theory
Ant: fact

Conjecture

6

Adj. downcast or sad; depressed
Root: jac/ject
Syn: dispirited
Ant: animated

Dejected

7

Adj. lowly, miserable and wretched
Root: jac/ject
Syn: degraded
Ant: exalted

Abject

8

Latin mattere, missum "send"
Emissary, dismissive, remiss

Mit/mis

9

N. An agent sent on a mission
Root: Mit/mis
Syn: go-between

Emissary

10

Adj. showing little regard; scornful
Root: Mit/mis
Syn: contemptuous

Dismissive

11

Adj. failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent
Root: Mit/ mis
Syn: delinquent
Ant: prudent

Remiss

12

Latin movere, motus "to move"
Motive, motif, emote

Mot/mov

13

N. cause for action
Root: mot/mov
Syn: incentive

Motive

14

N. a recurring theme, subject or idea
Root: mot/mov

Motif

15

V. To dramatically express emotions
Root: mot/ mov
Syn: dramatize

Emote