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What is an autobiography?
The story of a person's life
written by that person.
Autobiographers use primary sources to write their stories.
What is a biography?
The story of a person's life written by another person.
Biographers use secondary sources to write their stories with the purpose of bringing it together to present accurate accounts of their subjects lives.
brooding
full of worry; troubled
Synonym: troubled
Antonym: carefree
combatant
someone who physically fights
Synonym: fighter
Antonym: negotiator
prominent
wellknown; widely recognized.
Synonym: famous
Antonym: infamous
sanitarium
an institution for the care of people with a specific disease or other health problem.
a hospital or clinic
diptheria
a serious infectious disease
migrant
moving from place to place.
Synonym: nomad, gypsy
Antonym:
priority
something that must receive attention first.
Synonym: top concern
Antonym:
tenement slums
parts of a city where poor people live in crowded shabby buildings.
Synonym: a housing project
chaotic
confused; disordered
Synonym: bedlam, mayhem
convoluted
difficult to understand; complicated
Synonym: incomprhensible
ethnicity
a racial, national, or cultural heritage.
Having a heritage like American.
exotic
unusual or different
Synonym: Strange
inevitably
impossible to avoid or prevent
Synonym: will happen no matter what
ironically
in a way that is contrary to what is expected or intended
Synonym: opposite of what we think will happen.
usher
to make known the presence or arrival of; to introduce.
initial
first; to begin
merge
to blend together
specify
to make known or identify
What is an autobiography?
The story of a person's life
written by that person.
Autobiographers use primary sources to write their stories.
What is a biography?
The story of a person's life written by another person.
Biographers use secondary sources to write their stories with the purpose of bringing it together to present accurate accounts of their subjects lives.
brooding
full of worry; troubled
Synonym: troubled
Antonym: carefree
combatant
someone who physically fights
Synonym: fighter
Antonym: negotiator
prominent
wellknown; widely recognized.
Synonym: famous
Antonym: infamous
sanitarium
an institution for the care of people with a specific disease or other health problem.
diptheria
a serious infectious disease
migrant
moving from place to place.
Synonym: nomad, gypsy
Antonym:
priority
something that must receive attention first.
Synonym: top concern
Antonym:
tenement slums
parts of a city where poor people live in crowded shabby buildings.
Synonym: a housing project
chaotic
confused; disordered
Synonym: bedlam, mayhem
convoluted
difficult to understand; complicated
Synonym: incomprhensible
ethnicity
a racial, national, or cultural heritage.
Having a heritage like American.
exotic
unusual or different
Synonym: Strange
inevitably
impossible to avoid or prevent
Synonym: will happen no matter what