I'm encountering some difficulty when studying with LL2.
I picked up the Lingua Latina series with the intention of learning how to read Latin quickly and fluently. I've heard great things (particularly from you all here) and I am completely enamored with Mr. Orberg's teaching method and philosophy. I came late to the game, so I started with LL1 after having already been through 2 years of college Latin (using Wheelock's), so it was, I'm proud to say, a breeze. I then came strutting along with my head held high to LL2, thinking it would be equally smooth... and now I'm stumbling away, confidence shaken.
My biggest problem is in the realm of vocabulary. So I would like to ask you all who have made it through LL2 (and also those of you who haven't) for any tips you might have in acquiring the vocabulary used in this second part of the series. I know I can look up the words I don't know, but I feel like that is in some way cheating the Reading Method system. Would I be cheating myself if I do this? I need some reassurance and a good ol' pat on the back.
Thank you all for the help!