Root Word of the Day: IMPETUS

impetus (noun) – a force that impels; an impulse or stimulus
BREAKDOWN: IM- (into, on) + PET- (strive)

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This word is built on the root PET-, which means to seek, ask, or strive.
Common PET- words include appetite, competent, competition, petition, and repeat.
More esoteric PET- words include appetent and petulance.

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