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to adapt

to adapt

/əˈdæpt/
verb
to change a book or play in a way that can be made into a movie, TV series, etc.
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"I've adapted to hearing and I want to learn sign.

But this year, the company has been adapting to changing trends.

Cooper: We literally had to adapt our little family-owned business to become a direct to consumer.

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anecdote

anecdote

/ˈænəkˌdoʊt/
noun
a short interesting story about a real event or person, often biographical
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Mackay enlivens his account with amusing anecdotes.

The data aside, there are plenty of anecdotes of wealthy individuals leaving urban areas.

Young says that while there are anecdotes, the data doesn't support it.

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to author

to author

/ˈɔθɝ/
verb
to be the writer of a book, article, etc.
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Very few authors can sustain themselves on money earned through writing.

Google also allows authors to remove their books from Google Book Search if they wish.

It's the same author of "Wonder".

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autobiography

autobiography

/ˌɔtəbaɪˈɑɡɹəfi/
noun
the story of the life of a person, written by the same person
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We watch them on TV, we follow them on Instagram, we read their blogs and autobiographies.

So I like to read a lot of rock autobiographies.

So it's not really an autobiography.

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bestseller

bestseller

/ˈbɛˈsɛɫɝ/, /ˈbɛstˈsɛɫɝ/
noun
an item, especially a book, that is bought by a large number of people
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One of the bestsellers, Jeep, sells about 10,000 vehicles in Japan a year.

Still, it was a bestseller.

It was a scientific bestseller, intended for a wide audience.

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caption

caption

/ˈkæpʃən/
noun
a short text accompanying an illustration, giving extra information
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Do you ever find that captions go too fast for you to read?

Normally I'm the one that is too fast for the captions.

The captions would not be available to me until we were actually on the panel.

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commission

commission

/kəˈmɪʃən/
noun
a formal request for an artist to paint, design or compose a piece of art
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I've started doing commissions...

But the vast majority of revenue comes from commission.

We earn about two thirds of our revenue from commission.

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to draft

to draft

/ˈdɹæft/
verb
to write something for the first time that needs corrections for the final presentation
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They'll be drafted into their different lines.

These contracts were designed to incentivize star players to stay put with the teams that drafted them.

255 players were drafted from college and one player instead was playing professional rugby in Australia.

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critic

critic

/ˈkɹɪtɪk/
noun
someone who gives their personal standpoint of a movie, play, etc. as a job
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- [Narrator] Critics said he still was not taking the pandemic seriously. -

What critics misunderstand is that it's the turns where good drivers earn their keep.

Matt: He is a harsh critic, isn't he?

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edition

edition

/əˈdɪʃən/, /ɪˈdɪʃən/
noun
the particular form that a book or magazine is in
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Somehow, I played two drunk Deaf editions of Fortnite on Twitch because I thought it would be funny.

Somehow, I always improve doing a drunk edition.

I actually have one edition of Sailor V, and then I have one through six Sailor Moon

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to illustrate

to illustrate

/ˈɪɫəˌstɹeɪt/
verb
to use pictures in a book, magazine, etc.
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It illustrates what one tenth of a second's difference can mean in competition.

Like in this promotional film from 1930 that illustrates how tear gas can be used to thwart bank robbers.

This image taken from a telescope in Chile in November 2019 illustrates the problem.

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index

index

/ˈɪndɛks/
noun
an alphabetical list of subjects, names, etc. along with the page numbers each of them occurs, coming at the end of a book
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Unemployment rose, and a new economic statistic was born: the misery index, the combination of unemployment and inflation.

This stock market index tracks the combined value of thousands of companies traded on the technology-heavy NASDAQ stock exchange.

And I need index cards for an activity that I was gonna do.

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literary

literary

/ˈɫɪtɝˌɛɹi/
adjective
related to literature
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Literary detectives have uncovered many facts about William Shakespeare.

Audible’s selection of audiobooks includes Audible Originals, audio titles created by storytellers from around the literary world.

Audible selection of audio books includes Audible Originals: Audio titles created by storytellers from around the literary world.

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metaphor

metaphor

/ˈmɛtəfɔɹ/
noun
a type of figure of speech by which a person describes something or someone by referring to something or someone else to point out their similarities or emphasize them or give a better description of what they mean
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That said, maybe Brecht didn’t choose the best metaphor, because in boxing the punches are real.

But Prohibition, in you, Fitzgerald found the perfect metaphor for American hypocrisy and debauchery.

It's an implied comparison, a metaphor.

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myth

myth

/ˈmɪθ/
noun
a story involving the ancient history of a people, usually about heroes and supernatural events that could be unreal
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I did a whole video on, like, myths about deafness

So, I've done the myths video about mental illness, chronic pain, deafness.

Myth #1: Deaf people can't use the bathroom.

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narrator

narrator

/ˈnɛɹeɪtɝ/
noun
the person who tells the story in a novel, poem, etc.
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Narrator: Ship-breakers saw off massive sections of the hull and move them overhead.

Narrator: Phyllis Flowers lost her son to brain cancer when he was just 20 years old.

Narrator: Even in the high-end world of jewelry, Cuban link chains are a symbol of luxury.

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to plot

to plot

/ˈpɫɑt/
verb
to write the series of events forming a novel, movie, play, etc.
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Someone has plotted to kill you!'

Here's the S&P 500 plotted against GDP growth.

Plotting a course through the tax-code can be as confusing as charting a path through the Dead Marshes.

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tragedy

tragedy

/ˈtɹædʒədi/
noun
a play with sad events, especially one that the main character dies at the end
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Many families felt Cuomo should have seen the unfolding tragedy far sooner.

Now, of course, the Holocaust is one of the worst tragedies and injustices the world has ever seen.

It's a classic example of the tragedy of the commons.

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twist

twist

/ˈtwɪst/
noun
an unexpected turn in the course of events
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The twist at the end, that's kind of...

I've seen a lot of horror films and I haven't seen that twist happen in a lot of them.

And in a wild twist, ShowBiz ended up buying Chuck E. Cheese for $35 million.

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symbolic

symbolic

/sɪmˈbɑɫɪk/
adjective
consisting of or employing symbols
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The academic cap and gown is one example of symbolic clothing.

Similarly, the ceremonial clothing of kings and queens is symbolic of their royal status.

Military uniforms serve several symbolic functions.

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sequel

sequel

/ˈsikwəɫ/
noun
a book, movie, play, etc. that continues and extends the story of an earlier one
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I really, really, really need a sequel, like, right now.

If you played the sequel, the Pokemon Black and White 2, let me know

Also where is the sequel and when can I star in the movie adaptation?

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to depict

to depict

/dɪˈpɪkt/
verb
to describe or portray someone or something in words
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And he puzzled over the mismatch between the scenes depicted in the rock art and the desert around it.

You can even find this same pattern in the cats depicted in ancient Egyptian artwork.

They also depicted the connection between the tsar and people along a divine continuum.

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concise

concise

/kənˈsaɪs/
adjective
giving a lot of information briefly and clearly
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Iranian fashion models have to work within a very concise set framework.

-Cunt is so concise.

Templates like these are handy to help your slides follow a concise story arc.

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autobiographical

autobiographical

/ˌɔtəˌbaɪəˈɡɹæfɪkəɫ/
adjective
(of a written work) relating to the author's own life or autobiography
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Here's a little autobiographical endpoint.

This is called autobiographical planning.

And fiction doesn't have to be autobiographical, but the emotions that you put into it come from within you.

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appendix

appendix

/əˈpɛndɪks/
noun
a separate part at the end of a book that gives further information
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And it entices the reader towards an appendix, narrated by a scholar living long after Winston.

Because you will notice that the appendix is written in Standard English.

The appendix gets a bad rap.

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to abridge

to abridge

/əˈbɹɪdʒ/
verb
to make a book, play, etc. short by omitting the details and including the main parts
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Now they actually have this book in an abridged form read by Bill Bryson himself.

I recommend On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, the abridged version narrated by Richard Dawkins.

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foreword

foreword

/ˈfɔɹˌwɝd/
noun
a short introductory section at the beginning of a book, usually written by someone other than the author
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she was supportive enough to write the foreword, and that meant the world to me.

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afterword

afterword

/ˈæftɚwˌɜːd/
noun
a part at the end of a book including some final words that may not be written by the author
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Then afterwords he went to a pay phone and was like, "It's done."

But talk about the afterword to your book.

-My-my husband -wrote the afterword, too.

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edgy

edgy

/ˈɛdʒi/
adjective
(of a movie, book, piece of music, etc.) marked with sharpness and intensity
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yeah, this will make me feel edgy.

So, how do we better ourselves and still stay edgy?

And his producer said, you really got to be more edgy on the radio.

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motif

motif

/moʊˈtif/
noun
a subject, idea, or phrase that is repeatedly used in a literary work or musical composition
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"Parasite" expands upon this idea through another visual motif introduced earlier: stairs.

Taylor's jacket is decorated with stars, another popular motif in her album promo.

It's the first visual hint of the hunting motif that comes up throughout the entire video.

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