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Pel/Puls

Latin. Pellere, Pulsum 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. Jacere,Jectum means to throw, to cast
Conjecture, Dejected, Abject

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Conjecture

N. A guess, often one based on 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. Mittere, Missum 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: 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. Movere, Motus mean to move
Motive, Motif, Emote

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Motive

N. Cause for action
Root:Mov
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