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Pel/puls

Latin: means to drive, to push

Ex: 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

Ex. Conjecture, dejected, abject

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Conjecture

N. a guess, often one based on inadequate 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

Ex: emissary, dismissive, remiss

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Emissary

N. an agent sent on a mission
Root. MIS
Syn. In between
Ant. Soldier

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Dismissive

Adj. showing little regard, scornful
Root. MIS
Syn. Contemptuous

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Remiss

Adj. failing to fulfill ones duty, negligent
Root. MIS
Syn. Delinquent
Ant. Prudent

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Mot/ Mov

Latin means to move

Ex. Motive, motif, emote

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Motive

N. cause for action
Root: mov
Syn: incentive

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Motif

N. a reoccurring theme, subject or idea
Root: Mot

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Emote

V. To dramatically express emotions
Root: mot
Syn. Dramatize