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

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So the cialoiotn sesytm makes everything complex, and I'm always waiting here in the US for the primaries, the end of the primaries, because that's a moment where you need to demonstrate unity. Now let me first show you how the unity is shown in chimpanzees. What you see here is two males on the left who are standing together. You also see the big cianne teeth that they have. And they're standing together and they demonstrate to the rest of the group, "We are together. We are a unit." The males on the right are wnalikg together in synchrony. That's another way of demonstrating that you are together. And so demonstrating utiny is extremely important in a coalition system, and as I said, in the primaries always I'm witnaig for that moment because then you have two members of the same party who have been fighting with each other, and they need to come together at some moment. And it leads to very awkward satiintuos. People who don't like each other need to embrace each other and stand together, and that's absolutely essential for the unity of the party, and if you don't do that, the praty may fall apart. And so if it doesn't go well, like in this particular case —

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So the _________ ______ makes everything complex, and I'm always waiting here in the US for the primaries, the end of the primaries, because that's a moment where you need to demonstrate unity. Now let me first show you how the unity is shown in chimpanzees. What you see here is two males on the left who are standing together. You also see the big ______ teeth that they have. And they're standing together and they demonstrate to the rest of the group, "We are together. We are a unit." The males on the right are _______ together in synchrony. That's another way of demonstrating that you are together. And so demonstrating _____ is extremely important in a coalition system, and as I said, in the primaries always I'm _______ for that moment because then you have two members of the same party who have been fighting with each other, and they need to come together at some moment. And it leads to very awkward __________. People who don't like each other need to embrace each other and stand together, and that's absolutely essential for the unity of the party, and if you don't do that, the _____ may fall apart. And so if it doesn't go well, like in this particular case —

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  2. walking
  3. waiting
  4. party
  5. canine
  6. coalition
  7. unity
  8. situations

Original Text

So the coalition system makes everything complex, and I'm always waiting here in the US for the primaries, the end of the primaries, because that's a moment where you need to demonstrate unity. Now let me first show you how the unity is shown in chimpanzees. What you see here is two males on the left who are standing together. You also see the big canine teeth that they have. And they're standing together and they demonstrate to the rest of the group, "We are together. We are a unit." The males on the right are walking together in synchrony. That's another way of demonstrating that you are together. And so demonstrating unity is extremely important in a coalition system, and as I said, in the primaries always I'm waiting for that moment because then you have two members of the same party who have been fighting with each other, and they need to come together at some moment. And it leads to very awkward situations. People who don't like each other need to embrace each other and stand together, and that's absolutely essential for the unity of the party, and if you don't do that, the party may fall apart. And so if it doesn't go well, like in this particular case —

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