Abundance is our future | Peter Diamandis

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To scour is to clean something very carefully. You might scour a pot or a sink with soap to get rid of all the dirt and debris.

  • He scoured the house for hours before he found the missing item.
  • She scoured the entire city for the thief, but she never found him.

Curving is a type of motion that is usually used to describe the paths that objects take when they are moving. When you say that something is curving, you are saying that the object is moving in a way that is not straight.

  • The road is curved, which makes it difficult to drive on.
  • The car was curving dangerously, and I was able to avoid it just in time.

To democratize something is to make it available to everyone who wants to use it. When the internet was first made available to the general public, it was called democratizing the internet.

  • The company is trying to democratize its product by making it available to everyone.
  • The publisher is trying to democratize the publishing process by making it available to everyone.

Nanomaterials are materials that are very small. They are usually less than 100 nanometers wide.

  • The use of nanomaterials in food has raised a lot of concerns.
  • There are a lot of potential benefits to using nanomaterials, but there are also some risks.

To scour is to clean something very carefully. You might scour a dish by washing it in many different directions.

  • She scoured the kitchen clean before she started cooking.
  • The police scoured the area for clues.

Silicates are a type of rock that contains silicon and other elements. They are often found in the Earth's crust.

  • The silicates in the rock are what make it hard.
  • The silicates in the rock are what make it white.

A latrine is a place where people go to use the toilet. It can be a building, a ditch, or even a hole in the ground.

  • Every group of soldiers was assigned their own latrine, away from the others.
  • The latrine is in a bad condition, and it needs to be fixed.

A philanthropist is a person who gives money or resources to charity. They usually do this out of the kindness of their heart, rather than for any other reason.

  • The philanthropist is giving away a large portion of their fortune to charity.
  • The philanthropist is donating money to a charity auction.