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40 terms

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.