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PEL/PULS

Latin: "to push, to drive"

Compel, Impulse, Expel

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JAC/JECT

Latin: "to throw, to cast"

Conjecture, Dejected, Abject

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MIT/MIS

Latin: "send"

Emissary, Dismissive, Remiss

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MOT/MOV

Latin: "to move"

Motive, Motif, Emote

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Compel

v. To force or strongly persuade, coerce.
Root: PEL/PULS
Synonym: Hustle
Antonym: Delay

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Impulse

n. A sudden, involuntary urge to do something.
Root: PEL/PULS
Synonym: Catalyst
Antonym: Restraint

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Expel

v. To send out or away.
Root: PEL, PULS
Synonym: Erupt
Antonym: Absorb

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Conjecture

n. A guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence.
Root: JAC/JECT
Synonym: Assumption
Antonym: Fact

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Dejected

adj. Downcast or sad; depressed
Root: JAC/JECT
Synonym: Dispirited
Antonym: Animated

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Abject

adj. Lowly, miserable and wretched.
Root: JAC/JECT
Synonym: Degraded
Antonym: Exalted

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Emmisary

n. An agent sent on a mission.
Root: MIT/MIS
Synonym: go-between

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Dismissive

adj. Showing little regard; scornful
Root: MIT/MIS
Synonym: Contemptuous

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Remiss

adj. Failing to fulfill one's duties; negligent.
Root: MIT/MIS
Synonym: delinquent
Antonym: prudent

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Motive

n. Cause for action.
Root: MOT/MOV
Synonym: Incentive

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Motif

n. A recurrent theme, subject or idea
Root: MOT/MOV
Synonym: Concept

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Emote

v. To dramatically express emotions.
Root: MOT/MOV
Synonym: Dramatize
Antonym: Direct