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"From the Ted Talk by Rachel Wurzman: How isolation fuels opioid addiction"

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But there's a funny thing about how I experience tics. They feel more unvoluntary than irutovlnnay, because I still feel like it's me moving my shoulder, not some etxanrel frcoe. Also, I get this umfoontarbcle sensation, called premonitory urge, right before tics heappn, and particularly when I'm trying to resist them. Now, I imagine most of you out there understand what I'm saying, but unless you have Tourette's, you probably think you can't relate. But I bet you can. So, let's try a little experiment here and see if I can give you a taste of what my experience feels like. Alright, ready?

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But there's a funny thing about how I experience tics. They feel more unvoluntary than ___________, because I still feel like it's me moving my shoulder, not some ________ _____. Also, I get this _____________ sensation, called premonitory urge, right before tics ______, and particularly when I'm trying to resist them. Now, I imagine most of you out there understand what I'm saying, but unless you have Tourette's, you probably think you can't relate. But I bet you can. So, let's try a little experiment here and see if I can give you a taste of what my experience feels like. Alright, ready?

Solution

  1. involuntary
  2. happen
  3. force
  4. external
  5. uncomfortable

Original Text

But there's a funny thing about how I experience tics. They feel more unvoluntary than involuntary, because I still feel like it's me moving my shoulder, not some external force. Also, I get this uncomfortable sensation, called premonitory urge, right before tics happen, and particularly when I'm trying to resist them. Now, I imagine most of you out there understand what I'm saying, but unless you have Tourette's, you probably think you can't relate. But I bet you can. So, let's try a little experiment here and see if I can give you a taste of what my experience feels like. Alright, ready?

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collocation frequency
reward system 5
opioid receptors 4
compulsive behaviors 4
social isolation 3
social connection 3
opioid crisis 3

Important Words

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  2. bet
  3. called
  4. experience
  5. experiment
  6. external
  7. feel
  8. feels
  9. force
  10. funny
  11. give
  12. happen
  13. imagine
  14. involuntary
  15. moving
  16. premonitory
  17. ready
  18. relate
  19. resist
  20. sensation
  21. shoulder
  22. taste
  23. tics
  24. uncomfortable
  25. understand
  26. unvoluntary
  27. urge