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Compel

V. To force or strongly persuade;coerce.
Root: Pel/Puls
Syn: sway
Ant: discourage

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Impulse

Adj. A sudden, involuntary urge to do something.
Root:Pel/Puls
Syn: whim, spur
Ant: laziness

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Expel

V. To send out or away.
Root:Pel/Puls
Syn: eject
Ant: admit

4

Conjecture

N. A guess, often one based on inadequate faulty evidence.
Root: Jac/Ject
Syn: Theory
Ant: Fact

5

Dejected

Adj. Downcast or sad; depressed.
Root: Jac/Ject
Syn: dispirited
Ant: animated

6

Abject

Adj. Lowly, miserable or wretched.
Root:Jac/Ject
Syn: Degarded
Ant: Exalted

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Emissary

N, An agent sent on a mission.
Root: Mit/Mis
Syn: go-between
Ant: enemy

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Dismissive

Adj. Showing little regard; scornful.
Root: Mit/Mis
Syn: Contemptuous
Ant: Joyful

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Remiss

Adj. Failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent.
Root: Mis/Mis
Syn: Delinquent
Ant: Prudent

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Motive

N. Cause for action.
Root: Mit/Mis
Syn: Incentive
Ant: Useless

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Motif

N. A recurring theme, subject, or idea.
Root: Mot/Mov
Syn: Main
Ant: Rare

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Emote

V. To dramatically express emotions.
Root: Mot/Mov
Syn: Dramatize
Ant: Seriousness

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Pel/Puls

Latin: means "to push; to drive."
Compel, Impulse, Expel

14

Jac/Ject

Latin: means "to throw; to cast."
Conjecture, Dejected, Abject.

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Mit/Mis

Latin: means "send."
Emissary, Remiss, Dismissive.

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Mot/Mov

Latin: means "to move."
Motive, Motif, Emote.