Being Famous and Anonymous
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getup – an unusual outfit; strange clothing that one does not normally wear * Did you see the getup that Dan wore to the costume party?
to stay under the radar – to be unnoticed; to not draw attention to oneself * The boss gets angry very easily, but if you do your work quietly and stay under the radar, you won’t have any problems.
mob – a large group of people who want the same thing * The store’s customers usually stand in orderly lines, but sometimes they form a mob, fighting over the things that are on sale.
disguise – something that changes one’s appearance to hide one’s true identity * In this movie, undercover police officers use disguises to become part of criminal gangs and learn more about how they break the law.
to recognize – to identify something; to know what something is because one has seen, heard, or read about it before * When Penny got a new haircut, I didn’t recognize her.
famous – very well known, often recognized by people whom one has never met * The actor became famous all over the world after being in only one popular movie.
to have (one’s) name in lights – to have one’s name displayed on a large, lit-up board in front of a theater when one is performing, letting people know which shows they can see * He dreams of having his name in lights, but so far he has been in only one school play.
privacy – the state of having information about oneself kept secret so that few people or no one knows it * If we value our privacy, we should stop post personal information on social networking websites.