Tuesdays with Morrie Vocabulary
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the removal for diagnostic study of a piece of tissue from a living body
death or decease
incapable of being satisfied or appeased
a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation
the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.
the act of deferring or putting off; postponement.
mourned for, as a person who is dead
the state of being withdrawn or isolated from the objective world, as through indifference or disaffection
wasted; withered; shriveled
distrusting or disparaging the motives of others
agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible
intended to entrap or beguile
tending or apt to intrude; coming without invitation or welcome
a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people
a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time
likely to occur at any moment; impending
uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things
given to talking about oneself; vain; boastful; opinionated
a drug containing opium or its derivatives, used in medicine for inducing sleep and relieving pain.
used or shared in common by everyone in a group
a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc.
to utilize, especially for profit; turn to practical account
not understandable; incomprehensible.
union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group or between classes, peoples, etc.
a person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience
to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed
lacking some element or characteristic; defective
abounding or swarming with something, as with people
an ornamental pendant, usually jeweled, worn on a chain around the neck
to die or be destroyed through violence, privation, etc.
to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure
any of various similar trees or shrubs, as the mountain laurel or the great rhododendron
rhythmic swing or cadence
vigorous action or effort
bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat
any small antelope of the genus Gazella and allied genera, of Africa and Asia, noted for graceful movements and lustrous eyes.
thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms
to rise or float in the air, especially as a result of a supernatural power that overcomes gravity
a disposition or bent, especially of the mind or will; a liking or preference
to take great pleasure or delight
the state of being completely forgotten or unknown
a bump or mound of hard snow on a ski slope
of little or no importance; insignificant; trivial
to cease to run or flow, as water, air, etc.
a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion
to approach and speak to in an aggressive or hostile manner
to make solid; make into a hard or compact mass; change from a liquid or gaseous to a solid form
a finely granular variety of gypsum, often white and translucent, used for ornamental objects or work, such as lamp bases, figurines, etc
existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute
existing in one from birth; inborn; native
of great or far-reaching importance or consequence
of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno, who taught that people should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity
the act of compiling a list
the state or quality of being serene, calm, or tranquil; sereneness
a person regarded as the father or founder of an order, class, etc.
of the nature of or proceeding from whimsy, as thoughts or actions
any side of a building facing a public way or space and finished accord
tending to float in a fluid
to twist, bend, or draw out of shape; distort
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