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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And I think, when we're all searching for mnnaeig 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 doticrniay 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 prnattes 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.

Open Cloze

And I think, when we're all searching for _______ 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 __________ 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 ________ 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.

Solution

  1. meaning
  2. patterns
  3. dictionary

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.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
english language 2
worth knowing 2
realest word 2

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