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From the Ted Talk by Megan Washington: Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking

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Which is why before I sing, I wanted to tell you what singing mnaes to me. It's more than making nice sounds, and it's more than making nice songs. It's more than feeling known, or understood. It's more than making you feel the things that I feel. It's not about mtgyolohy, or migolnzhiyotg myself to you. Somehow, through some miraculous siyapntc function of the human brain, it's impossible to stutter when you sing. And when I was younger, that was a method of treatment that worked very well for me, singing, so I did it a lot. And that's why I'm here tadoy.

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Which is why before I sing, I wanted to tell you what singing _____ to me. It's more than making nice sounds, and it's more than making nice songs. It's more than feeling known, or understood. It's more than making you feel the things that I feel. It's not about _________, or _____________ myself to you. Somehow, through some miraculous ________ function of the human brain, it's impossible to stutter when you sing. And when I was younger, that was a method of treatment that worked very well for me, singing, so I did it a lot. And that's why I'm here _____.

Solution

  1. mythologizing
  2. synaptic
  3. today
  4. means
  5. mythology

Original Text

Which is why before I sing, I wanted to tell you what singing means to me. It's more than making nice sounds, and it's more than making nice songs. It's more than feeling known, or understood. It's more than making you feel the things that I feel. It's not about mythology, or mythologizing myself to you. Somehow, through some miraculous synaptic function of the human brain, it's impossible to stutter when you sing. And when I was younger, that was a method of treatment that worked very well for me, singing, so I did it a lot. And that's why I'm here today.

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