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Overrated

Not as good as people say

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Hackneyed

Done so often it is boring

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Disjointed

Unconnected and not in a clear order

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Far-fetched

Impossible to believe

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Risqué

Against accepted social standards and likely to shock some people

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Gripping

Exciting and keeping your attention the whole time

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Harrowing

Extremely upsetting

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Moving

Making you feel strong emotion, especially pity or sadness

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Memorable / unforgettable

You remember it long after

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Understated

Done or expressed in a simple but attractive style

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Tedious

Boring

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Hilarious

Extremely funny

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Applause

Clapping to show enjoyment

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Glowing reviews

Excellent reviews

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Encores

Calls from the audience to perform some more

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Standing ovation

The audience stood up and applauded as the end of the performance

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Award

Prize / honor

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Up-and-coming

Likely to become very successful

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Masterpiece

Very great work of art

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Typecast

Always associated with that type of role

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Panned / slated

Very negatively criticized

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Lauded

Highly praised

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Bombed

Was a failure

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Boo

Get disapproving noises from the audience

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Total flop

Complete failure

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Was miscast

Was the wrong person for the role

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Unconvincing

Not seeming real or true

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Audition

Short performance where actors show what they can do, hoping to get a role

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Rehearsal

Practice performance

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Interpretation

Way of understanding and performing it

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Version

One of several performances that exist

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Covers

Versions that are not the original

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Portrayal

The picture she created