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Week 6 - Fame


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background
the experiences, knowledge, education, etc., in a person's past
composer
a person who writes music
creativity
the ability to make new things or think of new ideas
event
something that happens at a given place and time
idol
someone who is adored blindly and excessively
expertise
skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
familiarity
an act of undue intimacy; close or warm friendship
mood
the way someone feels
musician
someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
originality
the quality of being new and original
paparazzi
a photographer who follows famous people in order to take their pictures and then sells the pictures to newspapers or magazines ( plural)
show business
the entertainment industry involved in making movies, television shows, plays, etc.
star quality
a special ability that makes someone seem very successful or better than other people
singer-songwriter
a person who writes songs and sings them
cast
the actors in a play, film, or television show
demonstrate
to show (a quality, feeling, etc.) clearly to other people
entertain
to perform for (an audience)
impress someone
to cause (someone) to feel admiration or interest
overshadow
to cause (something or someone) to seem less important or impressive when compared to something or someone else
charitable
done or designed to help people who are poor, sick, etc.
inspired
to cause (something) to happen or be created
be inspired
to have new ideas to create or do something
rare
not common or usual
get to the top
to work up to the highest status in something
have charisma
to have a special charm or appeal that causes people to feel attracted and excited by someone (such as a politician)
lie awake
to lie on the bed without sleeping
make a change
to cause things to be done differently than the way it used to
on screen
in a movie or television program
play in a band
to perform as a singer or musician in a group
go into decline
to become worse or of lesser quality
make a comeback
to return to previous fame and popularity
media attention
interest shown by the media
a burning ambition
a strong feeling to achieve something
make ends meet
earn enough money to live without getting into debt
an overnight sensation
to become famous very quickly
starring role
a main part for an actor in a film, play, television programme etc
in the public eye
well known to people in general