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"From the Ted Talk by Kitra Cahana: My father, locked in his body but soaring free"

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Then, one day, from the corner of my eye, I saw his body slhiter like a snake, an involuntary spasm psansig through the course of his libms. At first, I thought it was my own hulnaiolaictn, having snept so much time tindeng to this one body, so desperate to see anything react on its own. But he told me he felt tingles, sparks of electricity flickering on and off just beneath the surface of the skin. The following week, he began ever so slgilhty to show muscle resistance. Connections were being made. Body was slowly and gently reawakening, limb by limb, muscle by muscle, twitch by twitch.

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Then, one day, from the corner of my eye, I saw his body _______ like a snake, an involuntary spasm _______ through the course of his _____. At first, I thought it was my own _____________, having _____ so much time _______ to this one body, so desperate to see anything react on its own. But he told me he felt tingles, sparks of electricity flickering on and off just beneath the surface of the skin. The following week, he began ever so ________ to show muscle resistance. Connections were being made. Body was slowly and gently reawakening, limb by limb, muscle by muscle, twitch by twitch.

Solution

  1. tending
  2. slither
  3. limbs
  4. spent
  5. hallucination
  6. slightly
  7. passing

Original Text

Then, one day, from the corner of my eye, I saw his body slither like a snake, an involuntary spasm passing through the course of his limbs. At first, I thought it was my own hallucination, having spent so much time tending to this one body, so desperate to see anything react on its own. But he told me he felt tingles, sparks of electricity flickering on and off just beneath the surface of the skin. The following week, he began ever so slightly to show muscle resistance. Connections were being made. Body was slowly and gently reawakening, limb by limb, muscle by muscle, twitch by twitch.

Important Words

  1. began
  2. beneath
  3. body
  4. connections
  5. corner
  6. day
  7. desperate
  8. electricity
  9. eye
  10. felt
  11. flickering
  12. gently
  13. hallucination
  14. involuntary
  15. limb
  16. limbs
  17. muscle
  18. passing
  19. react
  20. reawakening
  21. resistance
  22. show
  23. skin
  24. slightly
  25. slither
  26. slowly
  27. snake
  28. sparks
  29. spasm
  30. spent
  31. surface
  32. tending
  33. thought
  34. time
  35. tingles
  36. told
  37. twitch
  38. week