VOCABULARY:“Tuesdays with Morrie”
1.wither       9.inherent2.detach       10.narcissis3c3.serene       11.perish	  4.innate       12.exuberant5.stagnate    ...
wither                                                                   1Although Morrieʼs body had begun to wither, hiss...
detach                                                       2It is healthy to detach ourselves from emotions; weshould ex...
serene                                                            3Morrie enjoyed watching life continue outside his windo...
innate                                                          4It was clear to Mitch, that Morrie had an innateability t...
stagnate                                                              5He refused to let his life stagnate simply because ...
insidious                                                                6As a result of the ALS, Morrie began to notice t...
lament                                                                       7Rather than lamenting the news about his dyi...
ambivalent                                                                  8Since Mitchʼs brother wanted his solitude, Mi...
inherent                                                              9It was Morrieʼs belief that we are all inherentlygo...
narcissistic                                                                  10“Arenʼt we all a little narcissistic?” he ...
perish                                                                   11“Love each other or perish,” is one of Morrieʼs...
exuberant                                                         12In a state of exuberance, Morrie swore he wouldlive lo...
nostalgia                                                        13Occasionally he would succumb to nostalgia, buthe prefe...
imminent                                                       14Death was imminent--he knew it and could feel it--but hed...
aphorism                                                           15Morrie had a slew of aphorisms; one of his favoritesw...
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  1. 1. VOCABULARY:“Tuesdays with Morrie”
  2. 2. 1.wither 9.inherent2.detach 10.narcissis3c3.serene 11.perish  4.innate 12.exuberant5.stagnate 13.nostalgia6.insidious 14.imminent7.lament 15.aphorism8.ambivalent
  3. 3. wither 1Although Morrieʼs body had begun to wither, hisspirit was very much alive.to  become  dry  and  shriveled;  fall  in  to  decay  or  decline  (v.)
  4. 4. detach 2It is healthy to detach ourselves from emotions; weshould experience them fully, but then detach.disconnect  from  or  separate  from  (v.)
  5. 5. serene 3Morrie enjoyed watching life continue outside his window,and felt a sense of serenity while gazing at nature.calm,  peaceful,  untroubled;  tranquil  (adj.)
  6. 6. innate 4It was clear to Mitch, that Morrie had an innateability to connect with people.natural;  something  you  are  born  with  (adj.)
  7. 7. 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.)
  8. 8. 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.)
  9. 9. 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.)
  10. 10. ambivalent 8Since Mitchʼs brother wanted his solitude, Mitch wasambivalent about contacting him when he became ill.having  mixed  feelings  or  contradictory  ideas  about  someone  or  something  (adj.)
  11. 11. inherent 9It was Morrieʼs 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.)
  12. 12. narcissistic 10“Arenʼt we all a little narcissistic?” he asked Morrie.excessive  interest  in  one’s  self  or  one’s  appearance  (n.)
  13. 13. perish 11“Love each other or perish,” is one of Morrieʼs mostpoignant aphorisms.to  die  in  a  violent,  sudden,  or  unAmely  way  (v.)
  14. 14. exuberant 12In a state of exuberance, Morrie swore he wouldlive longer than anyone he knew.filled  with  energy  and  excitement  (adj.)
  15. 15. 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.)
  16. 16. 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.)
  17. 17. 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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