Vocab Unit 2 AP Eng

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Agitate

(1) To move something with an irregular, rapid, violent action. (2) To stir up or excite.

Litigate

To carry on a lawsuit by judicial process.

Prodigal

Recklessly or wastefully extravagant; spendthrift.

Synagogue

The center of worship and communal life of a Jewish congregation; temple.

Advent

A coming or arrival; a coming into use.

Provenance

Origin or source.

Venturesome

Inclined to seek out risk or danger, bold, daring, adventurous.

Venue

(1) The place where a trial is held. (2) The locale of an event.

Reception

(1) The act of receiving. (2) A social gathering where guests are formally welcomed.

Incipient

Starting to come into being or to become evident.

Perceptible

Noticeable or able to be felt by the senses.

Susceptible

(1) Open to some influence; responsive. (2) Able to be submitted to an action or process.

Affinity

(1) Sympathy; attraction. (2) Relationship.

Definitive

(1) Authoritative and final. (2) specifying perfectly or precisely.

Infinitesimal

Extremely or immeasurably small.

Finite

Having definite limits.

Adjacent

(1) Near, neighboring. (2) Sharing a common boundary or border.

Conjecture

To guess.

Dejected

Downcast, depressed.

Trajectory

The curved path that an object makes.

Detract

To decrease the importance, value, or effectiveness of something.

Protracted

Drawn out, continues, or extended.

Retraction

A taking back of withdrawal; a denial of what one has previously said.

Intractable

Not easily handled, led, taught, or controlled.

Conducive

Tending to promote, encourage or assist; helpful.

Deduction

(1) Subtraction. (2) The reaching of a conclusion by reasoning.

Induce

(1) Persuade, influence. (2) Bring about.

Seduction

(1) Temptation to wrong, especially temptation to sexual intercourse. (2) Attraction or charm.

Consequential

(1) Resulting. (2) Important.

Execute

(1) To carry out or perform. (2) to put to death legally or formally.

Obsequious

Excessively submissive, obedient, or flattering.

Sequential

(1) Arranged in order or in a series. (2) Following in a series.

Apollonian

Harmonious, ordered, rational, calm.

Bacchanalian

Frenzied, orgiastic.

Delphic

Unclear, ambiguous, or confusing.

Dionysian

Frenzied, orgiastic.

Jovial

Jolly, expansively good-natured.

Mercurial

Having rapid and unpredictable changes of mood.

Olympian

Lofty, superior, and detached.

Venereal

Having to do with sexual intercourse of diseases.

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