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Lesson 47


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pel/puls
Latin root that means "drive" or "push"
expel
to "drive" out with force
compel
to drive or push with force
compulsory
pushed or required by force
dispel
to drive away; to get rid of
expulsion
condition of being forced out
impulse
sudden inclination, inner push, or urge
propel
to drive forward or force ahead
pulsate
to beat or throb or sense a feeling of repeated pushing
repulsive
tending to push away or drive back; causing strong dislike
punct
Latin root that means "point" or "dot"
puncture
make a hole with a sharp, "pointed" object
acupuncture
ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles into certain points of the body to treat pain
punctilious
paying strict attention to the fine points (details); very careful and exact
punctual
paying attention to the "points" on the clock; on time; prompt
punctuation
use of "points" (periods, commas, and other marks) to help make the meaning of a sentence clear