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"From the Ted Talk by Zachariah Mampilly: How protest is redefining democracy around the world"

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Second, while protests may be msesy, this is what makes them powerful. Protests are contentious and contested psserecos, defined by contingent actions, often devoid of caelr messaging, characterized by incomplete organization. These dynamics are what makes it easy to dismiss protests as riots or to assume they are of limited political utltiiy. But it also makes them easier to suppress. Too often, governments do not view protests as elementary to democracy. Instead, they violently cursh scioal movements or work to discredit their message.

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Second, while protests may be _____, this is what makes them powerful. Protests are contentious and contested _________, defined by contingent actions, often devoid of _____ messaging, characterized by incomplete organization. These dynamics are what makes it easy to dismiss protests as riots or to assume they are of limited political _______. But it also makes them easier to suppress. Too often, governments do not view protests as elementary to democracy. Instead, they violently _____ ______ movements or work to discredit their message.

Solution

  1. processes
  2. crush
  3. social
  4. messy
  5. utility
  6. clear

Original Text

Second, while protests may be messy, this is what makes them powerful. Protests are contentious and contested processes, defined by contingent actions, often devoid of clear messaging, characterized by incomplete organization. These dynamics are what makes it easy to dismiss protests as riots or to assume they are of limited political utility. But it also makes them easier to suppress. Too often, governments do not view protests as elementary to democracy. Instead, they violently crush social movements or work to discredit their message.

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collocation frequency
ordinary people 7
young people 5
protest democracy 4
political leaders 3
african activists 3
political parties 3

Important Words

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  33. utility
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  35. violently
  36. work