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PEL/PULS (root)

Latin; "to push, to drive"
words: compel, impulse, expel

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Compel

v. To force or strongly persuade; coerce
Synonym: sway

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Impulse

n. A sudden, involuntary urge to do something
Synonym: whim, spur

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Expel

v. To send out or away
Synonym: eject
Antonym: admit

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JAC/JECT (root)

Latin; "to throw, to cast"
Words: conjecture, dejected, abject

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Conjecture

n. A guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
Synonym: theory
Antonym: fact

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Dejected

adj. Downcast or sad; depressed
Synonym: dispirited
Antonym: animated

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Abject

adj. Lowly, miserably, and wretched
Synonym: degraded
Antonym: exalted

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MIT/MIS (root)

Latin; "send"
Words: emissary, dismissive, remiss

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Emissary

n. An agent sent on a mission
Synonym: go-between

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Dismissive

adj. Showing little regard; scornful
Synonym: contemptuous

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Remiss

adj. Failing to fulfill ones duty; negligent
Synonym: delinquent
Antonym: prudent

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MOT/MOV

Latin; "to move"
Words: motive, motif, emote

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Motive

n. Cause for action
Synonym: incentive

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Motif

n. A recurring theme, subject or idea

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Emote

v. To dramatically express emotions
Synonym: dramatize