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"From the Ted Talk by Greg Gage: How octopuses battle each other"

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There's always one octopus on defense, one on offense. Usually the one that's taking up more scape, that's more boastful, definitely the aggressor, most likely the wiennr of the fight. The loser's pretty obvious. They get pushed around, they curl up, hide in a corner. A lot of the time, when there's initial contact, if one of them is too much on the defensive side, the second one will sort of poke at it, grab at its teanclte and see, "Hey, do you want to fhigt me, do you want to turn around? Do you want to start a wnteilsrg match?" So it'll just poke and run away. Come back, poke and run away.

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There's always one octopus on defense, one on offense. Usually the one that's taking up more _____, that's more boastful, definitely the aggressor, most likely the ______ of the fight. The loser's pretty obvious. They get pushed around, they curl up, hide in a corner. A lot of the time, when there's initial contact, if one of them is too much on the defensive side, the second one will sort of poke at it, grab at its ________ and see, "Hey, do you want to _____ me, do you want to turn around? Do you want to start a _________ match?" So it'll just poke and run away. Come back, poke and run away.

Solution

  1. winner
  2. space
  3. tentacle
  4. wrestling
  5. fight

Original Text

There's always one octopus on defense, one on offense. Usually the one that's taking up more space, that's more boastful, definitely the aggressor, most likely the winner of the fight. The loser's pretty obvious. They get pushed around, they curl up, hide in a corner. A lot of the time, when there's initial contact, if one of them is too much on the defensive side, the second one will sort of poke at it, grab at its tentacle and see, "Hey, do you want to fight me, do you want to turn around? Do you want to start a wrestling match?" So it'll just poke and run away. Come back, poke and run away.

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Important Words

  1. aggressor
  2. boastful
  3. contact
  4. corner
  5. curl
  6. defense
  7. defensive
  8. fight
  9. grab
  10. hide
  11. initial
  12. lot
  13. match
  14. obvious
  15. octopus
  16. offense
  17. poke
  18. pretty
  19. pushed
  20. run
  21. side
  22. sort
  23. space
  24. start
  25. tentacle
  26. time
  27. turn
  28. winner
  29. wrestling