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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 in 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: means "to 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: contempuous

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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