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"From the Ted Talk by Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I realized these men's stioers formed an urgent parable about America. The country I am so proud to call my own wasn't living through a generalized decline as seen in siapn or Greece, where prospects were dimming for everyone. America is simultaneously the most and the least sfucscusel country in the industrialized wlrod. Launching the world's best companies, even as record numbers of children go hungry. Seeing life-expectancy drop for large groups, even as it polishes the world's best hospitals. America tdoay is a sprightly yonug body, hit by one of those strokes that sucks the life from one side, while leaving the other worryingly prfceet.

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I realized these men's _______ formed an urgent parable about America. The country I am so proud to call my own wasn't living through a generalized decline as seen in _____ or Greece, where prospects were dimming for everyone. America is simultaneously the most and the least __________ country in the industrialized _____. Launching the world's best companies, even as record numbers of children go hungry. Seeing life-expectancy drop for large groups, even as it polishes the world's best hospitals. America _____ is a sprightly _____ body, hit by one of those strokes that sucks the life from one side, while leaving the other worryingly _______.

Solution

  1. today
  2. successful
  3. stories
  4. world
  5. spain
  6. perfect
  7. young

Original Text

I realized these men's stories formed an urgent parable about America. The country I am so proud to call my own wasn't living through a generalized decline as seen in Spain or Greece, where prospects were dimming for everyone. America is simultaneously the most and the least successful country in the industrialized world. Launching the world's best companies, even as record numbers of children go hungry. Seeing life-expectancy drop for large groups, even as it polishes the world's best hospitals. America today is a sprightly young body, hit by one of those strokes that sucks the life from one side, while leaving the other worryingly perfect.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
mini mart 6
dallas mini 3
tattooed man 3
olive garden 3

Important Words

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  12. greece
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  15. hospitals
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  17. industrialized
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  25. perfect
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  31. side
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  34. sprightly
  35. stories
  36. strokes
  37. successful
  38. sucks
  39. today
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  41. world
  42. worryingly
  43. young