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From the Ted Talk "John Koenig: Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And I think, when we're all searching for egnnami in our lives, and cinesarhg for the meaning of life, I think words have something to do with that. And I think if you're looking for the meaning of something, the dictionary is a decent place to start. It brings a sense of order to a very chaotic universe. Our view of things is so limited that we have to come up with patterns and shorthands and try to figure out a way to interpret it and be able to get on with our day. We need words to contain us, to eiednf ourselves.

Open Cloze

And I think, when we're all searching for _______ in our lives, and _________ for the meaning of life, I think words have something to do with that. And I think if you're looking for the meaning of something, the dictionary is a decent place to start. It brings a sense of order to a very chaotic universe. Our view of things is so limited that we have to come up with patterns and shorthands and try to figure out a way to interpret it and be able to get on with our day. We need words to contain us, to ______ ourselves.

Solution

  1. meaning
  2. searching
  3. define

Original Text

And I think, when we're all searching for meaning in our lives, and searching for the meaning of life, I think words have something to do with that. And I think if you're looking for the meaning of something, the dictionary is a decent place to start. It brings a sense of order to a very chaotic universe. Our view of things is so limited that we have to come up with patterns and shorthands and try to figure out a way to interpret it and be able to get on with our day. We need words to contain us, to define ourselves.

Important Words

  1. brings
  2. chaotic
  3. day
  4. decent
  5. define
  6. dictionary
  7. figure
  8. interpret
  9. life
  10. limited
  11. lives
  12. meaning
  13. order
  14. patterns
  15. place
  16. searching
  17. sense
  18. shorthands
  19. start
  20. universe
  21. view
  22. words