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ROOT: pel/puls

LATIN; pellere,pulsum
MEANING: to push to drive
WORDS:
- compel
- impulse
- expel

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Compel

P.O.S: verb
MEANING: to force or strongly persuade; coerce
SYNONYM: sway
ROOT: pel/puls

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Impulse

P.O.S: noun
MEANING: a sudden, involuntary urge to do something
SYNONYM: whim,spur
ROOT: pel/puls

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Expel

P.O.S: verb
MEANING: to send out or away
SYNONYM: eject
ANTONYM: admit
ROOT: pel/puls

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ROOT: jac/ject

LATIN; jacere, jectum
MEANING: to throw, to cast
WORDS:
- conjecture
- dejected
- abject

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Conjecture

P.O.S: noun
MEANING: a guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
SYNONYM: theory
ANTONYM: fact
ROOT: jac/ject

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Dejected

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: downcast or sad; depressed
SYNONYM: dispirited
ANTONYM: animated
ROOT: jac/ject

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Abject

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: lowly, miserable, and wretched
SYNONYM: degraded
ANTONYM: exalted
ROOT: jac/ject

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ROOT: mit/mis

LATIN; mittere, missum
MEANING: send
WORDS:
- emissary
- dismissive
- remiss

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Emissary

P.O.S: noun
MEANING: an agent sent on a mission
SYNONYM: go-between
ROOT: mit/mis

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Dismissive

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: showing little regard; scornful
SYNONYM: contemptuous
ROOT: mit/mis

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Remiss

P.O.S: adjective
MEANING: failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent
SYNONYM: delinquent
ANTONYM: prudent
ROOT: mis/mit

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ROOT: mot/mov

LATIN; movere, motus
MEANING: to move
WORDS:
- motive
- motif
- emote

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Motive

P.O.S: noun
MEANING: cause for action
SYNONYM: incentive
ROOT: mot/ mov

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Motif

P.O.S: noun
MEANING: a reoccurring theme, subject, or idea
ROOT: mot/mov

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Emote

P.O.S: verb
MEANING: to dramatically express emotions
SYNONYM: dramatize
ROOT: mot/mov