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"From the Ted Talk by Frans de Waal: The surprising science of alpha males"

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Now, how do you become an alpha male? First of all, you need to be impressive and intimidating and demonstrate your voigr on occasion and show that you are very strong, and there's all sorts of ways of doing that. But other things that you need to do is you need to be generous. So, for example, males who go on a campaign to dethrone the ledear, which may take two or three months where they're testing all the coalitions in the group, they also become extremely geouerns. They srhae food very easily with everyone. Or they start to tickle the babies of the females. They're normally, male chimpanzees, not particularly interested in iantfns, but when they are campaigning like that, they get very interested in infants and they tickle them, and they try to curry favor with the fameles.

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Now, how do you become an alpha male? First of all, you need to be impressive and intimidating and demonstrate your _____ on occasion and show that you are very strong, and there's all sorts of ways of doing that. But other things that you need to do is you need to be generous. So, for example, males who go on a campaign to dethrone the ______, which may take two or three months where they're testing all the coalitions in the group, they also become extremely ________. They _____ food very easily with everyone. Or they start to tickle the babies of the females. They're normally, male chimpanzees, not particularly interested in _______, but when they are campaigning like that, they get very interested in infants and they tickle them, and they try to curry favor with the _______.

Solution

  1. share
  2. generous
  3. leader
  4. females
  5. infants
  6. vigor

Original Text

Now, how do you become an alpha male? First of all, you need to be impressive and intimidating and demonstrate your vigor on occasion and show that you are very strong, and there's all sorts of ways of doing that. But other things that you need to do is you need to be generous. So, for example, males who go on a campaign to dethrone the leader, which may take two or three months where they're testing all the coalitions in the group, they also become extremely generous. They share food very easily with everyone. Or they start to tickle the babies of the females. They're normally, male chimpanzees, not particularly interested in infants, but when they are campaigning like that, they get very interested in infants and they tickle them, and they try to curry favor with the females.

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alpha males 7
male chimpanzees 6
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ranking males 4
term alpha 3
alpha female 3
enormous amount 3
coalition system 3

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Important Words

  1. alpha
  2. babies
  3. campaign
  4. campaigning
  5. chimpanzees
  6. coalitions
  7. curry
  8. demonstrate
  9. dethrone
  10. easily
  11. extremely
  12. favor
  13. females
  14. food
  15. generous
  16. group
  17. impressive
  18. infants
  19. interested
  20. intimidating
  21. leader
  22. male
  23. males
  24. months
  25. occasion
  26. share
  27. show
  28. sorts
  29. start
  30. strong
  31. testing
  32. tickle
  33. vigor
  34. ways