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  • adj.substituting in a role
  • nounentertaining, performing

synonyms for acting

  • adjutant
  • alternate
  • assistant
  • delegated
  • deputy
  • interim
  • surrogate
  • temporary
  • ad interim
  • pro tem
  • pro tempore
  • provisional
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    She’s best known for playing neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory,” but the award-winning actress has a rich life outside of her acting career, as a teacher, mother — and a real-life neuroscientist.
    “I STARTED CRYING WHEN I REALIZED HOW BEAUTIFUL THE UNIVERSE IS” | PEOPLE I (MOSTLY) ADMIRE EP. 2: MAYIM BIALIKSTEVEN D. LEVITTSEPTEMBER 5, 2020FREAKONOMICS
    The acting from the amazing ensemble cast is superb and Davies’ pitch-perfect casting displays a deep commitment to diversity.
    FROM THE VAULTS: THE OPPOSITE OF BINGE-WATCHINGBRIAN T. CARNEYSEPTEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
    Meghan had a successful acting career, primarily as a star of the cable series “Suits,” but Netflix said she doesn’t plan to return to performing.
    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN HAVE SIGNED A WIDE-RANGING NETFLIX PRODUCTION DEALRADMARYASEPTEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
    Kling adds that Rahav—whose acting was “mature”—also expressed a level of naiveté that suited his character.
    INSIDE ‘UNORTHODOX’: HOW THE NETFLIX SERIES LINED UP ITS CAST AND COSTUME DESIGNRADMARYAAUGUST 30, 2020FORTUNE
    Coel’s acting education came in the form of weekly performances at London cafés until the playwright Ché Walker encouraged her to sign up for drama school.
    HOW MICHAELA COEL TELLS AWKWARD TRUTHSEROMO EGBEJULEAUGUST 30, 2020OZY
    The ruling came at the request of Gary Disbrow, acting director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.
    THE FDA HAS CANCELED EMERGENCY USE OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE FOR COVID-19TINA HESMAN SAEYJUNE 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
    He did not once look back at her; his face seemed full of thought, his hands acting as it were mechanically.
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    It is not surprising after this to learn that some children are slow in seizing the representative character of acting.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    The same is true when children play at being Indians or what not: they are not "acting" in the theatrical sense of the word.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    We should infer also from some of the early stage plays, that the "players" used the weed even when acting their parts.
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    WORDS RELATED TO ACTING

    • acting
    • brief
    • interim
    • pro tem
    • pro tempore
    • provisional
    • short-lived
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