'To be a somebody, remain a nobody' (Read the article)

1. Prominent - important; famous.

2. Obscurity - state in which the person is not well known.

3. Dreary - dull and not interesting.

4. Bog - here, person who can't make progress.

5. Adulation - admiration and praise.

6. Bog you down - prevent you from making progress.

7. Abashed - embarrassed.

8. Brushed aside - ignored,treated as unimportant.

9. Stunned - surprised,shocked.

10. Purge - rid, free.

11. Down-to-earth - sensible and practical.

12. Doting parents - parents showing a lot of love for children, often ignoring.

13. Pious - devoutly religious.

14. Assiduously - with great care and perseverance.

15. Imposing - grand and impressive in appearance.