puls & pel
These ROOT-WORDS are PEL & PULS which come from the Latin pellere & pulsus and it means DRIVE, PUSH & THROS. It is a ROOT-WORD that takes seven Prefixes to give full range of its violence. There isn’t a peaceful word on the list nor is there a quiet moment in its usage-Inner and outer turmoil accompanies this ROOT-WORD. Of course, if that is the impression wanted, there’s nothing better, but be certain that that is the word you want before you use PEL or PULS.
1. Impulsion :im PULS ion (im pul’ shun) n.
An uncontrollable impulse to actl; as, an impulsion to shoot
2. Pulse :PULS e (puls) n.
3. Pulsation :PULS ation (pul say’ shun) n.
The regular heartbeat; throbbing; as, the pulsations of the wind
4. Compel :com PEL (kom pel’) v.
To urge; force
5. Compulsion :com PULS ion (kom pul’ shun) n.
The state of being forced; driven
6. Compulsive :com PULS ive (kom pul’ siv) adj.
Being forced; as, compulsive eating
7. Compulsory :com PULS ory (kom puls’ o ree) adj.
Acting under compulsion; as, compulsory education
8. Expel :ex PEL (ek spel’) v.
Drive out; throw out; as, expel from school
9. Repel :re PEL (re pel’) v.
Drive back; as, repel the enemy
10. Propel :pro PEL (pro pel’) v.
Push forward; as, the use of steam to propel ships
11. Impel :im PEL (im pel’) v.
To force; to urge; as, facts impel the jury to judge him guilty
12. Dispel :dis PEL (dis pel’) v.
To scatter; to drive away; as, dispel doubt
13. Impulsive :im PULS ive (im pul’ siv) adj.
Driven to act quickly;
14. Repulsive :re PULS ive (re pul’ siv) adj.
Disgusting; as, repulsive language
15. Repulse :re PULS e (re puls’) n.
The action of driving back; rejection; as, his proposal was repulsed
16. Propulsive :pro PULS ive (pro pul’ siv) adj.
Tending to push forward
17. Propulsion :pro PULS ion (pro pul’ shun) n.
State of being pushed forward
18. Repellent :re PEL lent (re pel’ ent) adj.
Driving back; as, water-repellent fabrics
19. Expulsion :ex PULS ion (ek spul’ shun) n.
State of being expelled, thrown out
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