Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable disease of unknown causer where the body suffers from progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. This leads to atrophy and eventually complete paralysis of the voluntary muscles. Also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The wasting away of the body or an organ, due to nerve damage or defective nutrition.
To remove a piece of tissue from the body for the purpose of a diagnostic study.
A hint, imitation, or guiding suggestion.
To free from or deprive of illusion, belief, and idealism, or to disenchant.
The act of being effusively and uninhibitedly enthusiastic.
The basis or groundwork of anything.
A woody plant, also called China rose from the mallow family. The hibiscus has large, showy flowers and is the state flower of Hawaii.
Something of little or no importance.
A quality that exists in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute
Operating or proceeding in a seemingly harmless way, but actually with grave effect.
The male head of a family or tribal line.
A civilian organization, sponsored by the U.S. government, that sends volunteers to instruct citizens of underdeveloped countries in the execution of industrial, agricultural, educational, and health programs.
A person who speaks for a god or deity, or by divine intervention.
A harsh or grating voice.
A calm, peaceful, or tranquil state.
The science or study of the origin, development, organization, and functioning of human society.
The cultural values and behavioral patterns distinctive in a particular societal group.
The infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge.
To be extravagant, fanciful or excessively playful.
Tuesdays With Morrie Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Tuesdays With Morrie is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Morrie is a Sociology professor at Brandeis University. As Morrie slowly dies of ALS he begins to appreciate life more. He teaches us that love is the only real purpose in life. Even before his ALS diagnosis Morrie was adventurous and fun loving....