A guerilla gardener in South Central LA | Ron Finley

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


By is an abbreviation for "bystander." It is used to refer to someone who is not involved in the conversation or situation.

  • Bystanders were not allowed to enter the building.
  • Bystanders were not allowed to participate in the game.

Curable means that something can be healed. A lot of diseases are curable, which means that they can be treated with a cure.

  • The virus is curable, which is why the patient is recovering so well.
  • The injury is not curable, but it can be treated with medicine.

To beautify something is to make it look nicer or more attractive. You can beautify a room, a building, or even a whole city.

  • The mayor wanted to beautify the city, but some people disagreed.
  • She used a lot of makeup to beautify her face.

Parkway is a type of road that is designed for high-speed traffic. They are usually divided into two lanes, and they have a lot of curves and intersections.

  • The Parkway is a long, winding road.
  • The Parkway is a very dangerous road, because it's full of cars.

An embellishment is a small detail that makes something look nicer. It can be anything from a pretty flower to a delicate necklace.

  • The dress was adorned with a beautiful embellishment on the neckline.
  • The necklace was adorned with a beautiful embellishment.

Renegades are people who break the rules or who don't obey the authority figures in their life. They might rebel against their parents, or they might rebel against the government.

  • The renegades decided to break the rules and go out without permission.
  • The renegades were protesting against the government, and they were arrested.

Gangsta is a popular term for someone who is involved in crime. Gangsta culture is often associated with violence and criminal behavior.

  • The gangsta lifestyle is not for everyone, and many people who are involved in gangsta culture don't enjoy it.
  • The gangsta lifestyle is often portrayed in movies and TV shows, which is why many people think of it as a negative term.

To say that something is cushy is to describe it as comfortable or pleasant. cushy is often used to describe things like seats, beds, or chairs.

  • The cushy seat made it easy for her to fall asleep.
  • The cushy bed made it easy for her to get comfortable.