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From the Ted Talk by Ananda Shankar Jayant: Fighting cancer with dance

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But I needed something else. I needed something to go that ertxa mile, and I found it in that metaphor which I had learned from my mother when I was four. The mpthaoer of Mahishasura Mardhini, of Durga. Durga, the mother goddess, the fearless one, ceaterd by the pantheon of Hindu gods. Durga, resplendent, bedecked, beautiful, her 18 arms ready for warfare, as she rode astride her lion into the battlefield to destroy mhhussaair. Durga, the epitome of creative fmineine energy, or shakti. Durga, the fearless one. I made that imgae of Durga and her every attribute, her every nnuace, my very own.

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But I needed something else. I needed something to go that _____ mile, and I found it in that metaphor which I had learned from my mother when I was four. The ________ of Mahishasura Mardhini, of Durga. Durga, the mother goddess, the fearless one, _______ by the pantheon of Hindu gods. Durga, resplendent, bedecked, beautiful, her 18 arms ready for warfare, as she rode astride her lion into the battlefield to destroy __________. Durga, the epitome of creative ________ energy, or shakti. Durga, the fearless one. I made that _____ of Durga and her every attribute, her every ______, my very own.

Solution

  1. metaphor
  2. created
  3. image
  4. nuance
  5. mahishasur
  6. extra
  7. feminine

Original Text

But I needed something else. I needed something to go that extra mile, and I found it in that metaphor which I had learned from my mother when I was four. The metaphor of Mahishasura Mardhini, of Durga. Durga, the mother goddess, the fearless one, created by the pantheon of Hindu gods. Durga, resplendent, bedecked, beautiful, her 18 arms ready for warfare, as she rode astride her lion into the battlefield to destroy Mahishasur. Durga, the epitome of creative feminine energy, or shakti. Durga, the fearless one. I made that image of Durga and her every attribute, her every nuance, my very own.

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  1. arms
  2. astride
  3. attribute
  4. battlefield
  5. beautiful
  6. bedecked
  7. created
  8. creative
  9. destroy
  10. durga
  11. energy
  12. epitome
  13. extra
  14. fearless
  15. feminine
  16. goddess
  17. gods
  18. hindu
  19. image
  20. learned
  21. lion
  22. mahishasur
  23. mahishasura
  24. mardhini
  25. metaphor
  26. mile
  27. mother
  28. needed
  29. nuance
  30. pantheon
  31. ready
  32. resplendent
  33. rode
  34. shakti
  35. warfare