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  • Vocabulary tuesdayswithmorrie

    1. 1. VOCABULARY:“Tuesdays with Morrie”
    2. 2. 1.wither
    3. 3. 1.wither2.detach
    4. 4. 1.wither2.detach3.serene
    5. 5. 1.wither2.detach3.serene4.innate
    6. 6. 1.wither2.detach3.serene4.innate5.stagnate
    7. 7. 1.wither2.detach3.serene4.innate5.stagnate6.insidious
    8. 8. 1.wither2.detach3.serene4.innate5.stagnate6.insidious7.lament
    9. 9. 1.wither2.detach3.serene4.innate5.stagnate6.insidious7.lament8.ambivalent
    10. 10. 1.wither 9.inherent2.detach3.serene4.innate5.stagnate6.insidious7.lament8.ambivalent
    11. 11. 1.wither 9.inherent2.detach 10.narcissis3c3.serene4.innate5.stagnate6.insidious7.lament8.ambivalent
    12. 12. 1.wither 9.inherent2.detach 10.narcissis3c3.serene 11.perish
4.innate5.stagnate6.insidious7.lament8.ambivalent
    13. 13. 1.wither 9.inherent2.detach 10.narcissis3c3.serene 11.perish
4.innate 12.exuberant5.stagnate6.insidious7.lament8.ambivalent
    14. 14. 1.wither 9.inherent2.detach 10.narcissis3c3.serene 11.perish
4.innate 12.exuberant5.stagnate 13.nostalgia6.insidious7.lament8.ambivalent
    15. 15. 1.wither 9.inherent2.detach 10.narcissis3c3.serene 11.perish
4.innate 12.exuberant5.stagnate 13.nostalgia6.insidious 14.imminent7.lament8.ambivalent
    16. 16. 1.wither 9.inherent2.detach 10.narcissis3c3.serene 11.perish
4.innate 12.exuberant5.stagnate 13.nostalgia6.insidious 14.imminent7.lament 15.aphorism8.ambivalent
    17. 17. wither 1
    18. 18. wither 1Although Morrie’s body had begun to wither, hisspirit was very much alive.to
become
dry
and
shriveled;
fall
in
to
decay
or
decline
(v.)
    19. 19. detach 2
    20. 20. detach 2It is healthy to detach ourselves from emotions; weshould experience them fully, but then detach.disconnect
from
or
separate
from
(v.)
    21. 21. serene 3
    22. 22. serene 3Morrie enjoyed watching life continue outside his window,and felt a sense of serenity while gazing at nature.calm,
peaceful,
untroubled;
tranquil
(adj.)
    23. 23. innate 4
    24. 24. innate 4It was clear to Mitch, that Morrie had an innateability to connect with people.natural;
something
you
are
born
with
(adj.)
    25. 25. stagnate 5
    26. 26. stagnate 5He refused to let his life stagnate simply because hewas dying; instead, he turned death into one of themost important lessons he ever taught..cease
to
flow
or
move;
stop
developing
(v.)
    27. 27. insidious 6
    28. 28. insidious 6As a result of the ALS, Morrie began to notice theinsidious decay of his body.proceeding
in
a
gradual,
subtle
way
but
with
harmful
effects

(adj.)
    29. 29. lament 7
    30. 30. lament 7Rather than lamenting the news about his dyingprofessor, Mitch decided to visit him every Tuesdayand learn from him in the process.a
passionate
expression
of
grief
or
sorrow
(n.)to
mourn,
or
express
deep
grief
about
(v.)
    31. 31. ambivalent 8
    32. 32. ambivalent 8Since Mitch’s brother wanted his solitude, Mitch wasambivalent about contacting him when he became ill.having
mixed
feelings
or
contradictory
ideas
about
someone
or
something
(adj.)
    33. 33. inherent 9
    34. 34. inherent 9It was Morrie’s belief that we are all inherentlygood, and that we turn evil only when threatened insome way.exisAng
in
someone
or
something
as
an
essenAal
aBribute;
intrinsic
(adj.)
    35. 35. narcissistic 10
    36. 36. narcissistic 10“Aren’t we all a little narcissistic?” he asked Morrie.excessive
interest
in
one’s
self
or
one’s
appearance
(n.)
    37. 37. perish 11
    38. 38. perish 11“Love each other or perish,” is one of Morrie’s mostpoignant aphorisms.to
die
in
a
violent,
sudden,
or
unAmely
way
(v.)
    39. 39. exuberant 12
    40. 40. exuberant 12In a state of exuberance, Morrie swore he wouldlive longer than anyone he knew.filled
with
energy
and
excitement
(adj.)
    41. 41. nostalgia 13
    42. 42. nostalgia 13Occasionally he would succumb to nostalgia, buthe preferred to focus on the moment at hand.a
senAmental
longing
or
wisEul
affecAon
for
the
past
(n.)
    43. 43. imminent 14
    44. 44. imminent 14Death was imminent--he knew it and could feel it--but hedid everything he could to not let death frighten him.about
to
happen
(adj.)
    45. 45. aphorism 15
    46. 46. aphorism 15Morrie had a slew of aphorisms; one of his favoriteswas “When you learn how to die, you learn how tolive.”an
observaAon
or
saying
that
contains
general
truth
(v.)

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