ag-, agen-, act-, agi-, agit-

(Latin: to set in motion, to hurry, to shake; to drive; to do, to act; to lead, to conduct, to guide)

prodigal (adjective), more prodigal, most prodigal
1. Descriptive of someone who is a spendthrift and reckless with money and other valuable goods: Karl's neighbor has nothing left of his inheritance because of his prodigal behavior and excessive way of living.
2. Referring to spending large amounts of funds without thinking of the future: There have been rumors that the company's CEO (chief executive officer) has been using prodigal money from the business which he has no right to.
3. Etymology: from Latin prodigere, "to drive forth, to use up, to waste"; derived from Latin prodigus, "spend thrift" and the rare word prodigalitas, from which the words prodigality and prodigal came into English.
Descriptive of excessive and wasteful spending.
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Relating to lavish and over distribution of material goods; especially, money.
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prodigality (s) (noun), prodigalities (pl)
Lavishness and extravagance in spending: The prodigality of some politicians often results in higher taxes for the citizens and have no real value for the populations.
prodigally (adverb), more prodigally, most prodigally
Descriptive of something that is completely useless or of no value: The prodigally wasteful use of some government expenditures are unjustified and cause more burdens for taxpayers; such as, building high ways where very few people live or will use them in order to gain more votes.
1. Affecting the mental state, such as a drug that has that result.
2. Possessing the ability to alter mood, anxiety, behavior, cognitive processes, or mental tension; usually applied to pharmacologic (drug) agents.
Any reaction that results from saliva whether chemical, biological, or whatever.
1. A usually unintended consequence of an action, decision, or judgment that may complicate the situation or make the intended result more difficult to achieve.
2. The process of dividing or spreading out into branches.
3. A branch or arrangement of branches.
4. Forming, or developing into, a branch.
react, reacts, reacting, reacted (verb forms)
1. To behave or to change in a particular way in response to or under the influence of some stimulus or prompting: "When her friend told the man what happened, he reacted with sadness."
2. To respond to something by showing the feelings or thoughts it arouses: "Most people reacted in a positive way to the smoking ban in restaurants."
3. To respond to some notification or stimulus by taking action: "The firefighters reacted quickly when they heard the alarm."
4. To respond to or to be affected by a medication, drug, food, air pollution, etc.; usually in a negative or bad way: "The woman physically reacted or felt terrible after she took a dose of the medicine which was prescribed by the doctor."
reaction (singular), reactions (plural)
1. The way anyone acts or feels in response to something which happens, is said, etc.: When Tim's mother told him what happened to his sister, his immediate reaction was one of shock and disappointment.

The newspaper received a lot of angry letters in reaction to the editorial about wasting too much money on the elderly.

2. Having the ability to act and to move quickly in order to avoid some sudden danger: Because Shirley was such a good driver, her quick reactions when another car was coming towards her on the wrong side of the road saved her and her sisters life.
reactionary (adjective), more reactionary, most reactionary
1. A reference to a response which is strongly opposed to any new approach to what one is convinced is correct and appropriate: The politician's reactionary policy did not stop the movement for political and social reforms advocated by other members of his party.
2. Etymology: from Latin reactionnaire, "to favor a return to a previous state of affairs."
Pertaining to moving in the opposite direction.
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reactivate, reactivates, reactivating, reactivated (verb forms)
To cause something to start working or happening again: "We had to reactivate the fire alarm again after the batteries were replaced."

"Once he paid his late telephone bill, he was able to get his phone service reactivated."