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From the Ted Talk by Zarlasht Halaimzai: What it's like to be a war refugee

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War is dislocating. It gets inside your body and makes you into a thing, a csrope. It can dislodge empathy, hope and joy and replace them with fear. The fear that comes from living in the veincloe of war can break social bonds, disbanding the very communities we rely on for sfeaty. Women and children I work with complain about pain in their body. Children as yonug as three or four talk about hurt in their bellies and not because they're hungry. It's a pain I know well. A constant, dull ache all over your body, and it feles as though nothing can alleviate it. plopee have nirtemgahs and experience overwhelming emotions: grief, sadness and anger. "Why did I deserve this," they wonder.

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War is dislocating. It gets inside your body and makes you into a thing, a ______. It can dislodge empathy, hope and joy and replace them with fear. The fear that comes from living in the ________ of war can break social bonds, disbanding the very communities we rely on for ______. Women and children I work with complain about pain in their body. Children as _____ as three or four talk about hurt in their bellies and not because they're hungry. It's a pain I know well. A constant, dull ache all over your body, and it _____ as though nothing can alleviate it. ______ have __________ and experience overwhelming emotions: grief, sadness and anger. "Why did I deserve this," they wonder.

Solution

  1. corpse
  2. safety
  3. violence
  4. nightmares
  5. feels
  6. people
  7. young

Original Text

War is dislocating. It gets inside your body and makes you into a thing, a corpse. It can dislodge empathy, hope and joy and replace them with fear. The fear that comes from living in the violence of war can break social bonds, disbanding the very communities we rely on for safety. Women and children I work with complain about pain in their body. Children as young as three or four talk about hurt in their bellies and not because they're hungry. It's a pain I know well. A constant, dull ache all over your body, and it feels as though nothing can alleviate it. People have nightmares and experience overwhelming emotions: grief, sadness and anger. "Why did I deserve this," they wonder.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  6. bonds
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  13. deserve
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  18. empathy
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  25. hurt
  26. joy
  27. living
  28. nightmares
  29. overwhelming
  30. pain
  31. people
  32. rely
  33. replace
  34. sadness
  35. safety
  36. social
  37. talk
  38. violence
  39. war
  40. women
  41. work
  42. young