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"From the Ted Talk by Sunni Patterson: "Wild Women""

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They wanted her piecemealed, papier-mâchéd, pcaacrillty broken, limp-like and loveless, a litany of exaggeration. They watend her low. And high. Flat and wide. Filled with all of their epmty. They wanted her to be more like them. Not knowing her conception was immaculate. That she was birthed in sandalwood-scented river water, sweet sapphire honey-touched tgunoe, she was too much of a mouthful for the gedery. Just a small amount of her was more than they could stand. Oh, they wanted her bland. And barren. Unspirited, un-African, uncultured, under siege in the streets.

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They wanted her piecemealed, papier-mâchéd, ___________ broken, limp-like and loveless, a litany of exaggeration. They ______ her low. And high. Flat and wide. Filled with all of their _____. They wanted her to be more like them. Not knowing her conception was immaculate. That she was birthed in sandalwood-scented river water, sweet sapphire honey-touched ______, she was too much of a mouthful for the ______. Just a small amount of her was more than they could stand. Oh, they wanted her bland. And barren. Unspirited, un-African, uncultured, under siege in the streets.

Solution

  1. tongue
  2. wanted
  3. greedy
  4. empty
  5. practically

Original Text

They wanted her piecemealed, papier-mâchéd, practically broken, limp-like and loveless, a litany of exaggeration. They wanted her low. And high. Flat and wide. Filled with all of their empty. They wanted her to be more like them. Not knowing her conception was immaculate. That she was birthed in sandalwood-scented river water, sweet sapphire honey-touched tongue, she was too much of a mouthful for the greedy. Just a small amount of her was more than they could stand. Oh, they wanted her bland. And barren. Unspirited, un-African, uncultured, under siege in the streets.

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wild women 7

Important Words

  1. amount
  2. barren
  3. birthed
  4. bland
  5. broken
  6. conception
  7. empty
  8. exaggeration
  9. filled
  10. flat
  11. greedy
  12. high
  13. immaculate
  14. knowing
  15. litany
  16. loveless
  17. mouthful
  18. piecemealed
  19. practically
  20. river
  21. sapphire
  22. siege
  23. small
  24. stand
  25. streets
  26. sweet
  27. tongue
  28. uncultured
  29. unspirited
  30. wanted
  31. water
  32. wide