Morrie words

1. atrophy (Matt B)
VERB: To waste away; wither or deteriorate
His body atrophied over time from the acidic acid.

2. bellow (James)-
(Verb) To shout in a deep vioce, To utter in a loud, powerful voice.
Matt bellowed out of anger when he fell and broke both of his legs.

3. commandeer (Matt T) -
V To force into military service; To seize for military use; confiscate; To take arbitrarily or by force.
James was commandeered to go join the army even when he refused to.

4. cynical (Mike S)
ADJ-like or characteristic of a cynic; distrusting or disparaging the motives of others.
After hearing about how James lies to others I found out that he was very cynical.

5. disillusion (Bryan S)- –noun
2.
a freeing or a being freed from illusion or conviction; disenchantment.
Sorry to disillusion you, but sentence writing can be very boring.


6. humility - (Benita)
noun- the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.
The boy was showing humility after the test because he knew the answer after he handed it in.

7. hullabaloo (Renee)
noun-a clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar
The teacher told the pupils to stop making such a hullabaloo.

8. inherent - (Mike)
adj existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute
she was inherently shy when she was in a crowd of strangers.

9. insidious (Rich)-
intend to entrap or beguile; stealthily treacherous or deceitful; operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect.
The villain concocted an insidious plan to assassinate the prime minister of England.

10. listless (Brian)
Adjective - having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent: a listless mood; a listless handshake.

11. patriarch (Ian)
1 a: one of the scriptural fathers of the human race or of the Hebrew people b: a man who is father or founder c (1): the oldest member or representative of a group (2): a venerable old man
The chief of the Souix Indians was the patriarch of the tribe.

12. ruddy (Morgan)
adjective -of or having a fresh, healthy red color: a ruddy complexion

13. sociology (David)
Noun - science or study of the origin, development, organization, and functioning of human society; the science of the fundamental laws of social relations

14. stagnate (Shallan)
verb- to be or become sluggish and dull
When the leading lady left, the show started to stagnate.

15. vulnerability (Justin)
(n.)susceptibility to injury or attack
I have high vulnerability to cancer because everybody in my family has it

16. whimsical- a
djective-
subject to erratic behavior or unpredictable change.
The whimsical event caught me offguard because I would have never expected that change in my life to come so soon.