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whole array • nature's way • cheesy
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  3. Fatigue is of saying you need some rest.
  4. His explanation seemed but I'm willing to trust him.
  5. I thought the design she chose was rather .
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1147 Animal Workers

Paul and Todd look at the idea of animals being part of the labor force.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

a whole array

They have a whole array of animal farms.

The phrase 'a whole array' means a wide variety. Notice the following:

  1. The resort has available a whole array of water sports.
  2. Regulating animal farms provides a whole array of problems.

nature's way of saying

It's nature's way of saying.

The phrase ' natures way of saying' is an idiom we use to describe the negative effects humans sometimes have on the environment. Notice the following:

  1. Global warming is nature's way of saying we have a problem.
  2. Japan's 2011 Nuclear disaster may be nature's way saying we should rethink our energy sources.


This thing is cheesy.

'Cheesy' describes something old and silly we've seen so often that it is no longer interesting. Notice the following:

  1. The movie had a cheesy ending.
  2. I thought the elephant show was cheesy.


I had a connection.

When we have a connection with someone or something, that means we feel an emotional link. Notice the following:

  1. While diving I felt a connection with the dolphins.
  2. I love dogs, but feel no connection with cats.


It seems skewed.

Here, the word skewed means something that, for an unknown reason, doesn't seem correct or fair. Notice the following:

  1. The animal shows really skewed my opinion of Thailand.
  2. His opinion seemed a bit skewed.