Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


A diviner is someone who is able to see the future. They usually use tarot cards or other types of oracles to see the future.

  • The diviner said that the future looks very bleak for the country.
  • The diviner said that the future looks very bright for the company.

Aspersions are negative accusations. When someone throws aspersions on another person, they are saying that the other person is responsible for something bad.

  • The politician threw aspersions on his opponent, accusing him of being a liar and a cheat.
  • The teacher threw aspersions on the student, accusing him of not being able to do his work.

Jaggery is a type of sugar made from sugar cane. It is often used in India to make sweet treats like pakoras and bhajis.

  • The shop sells jaggery and other Indian sweets.
  • The cake was very sweet, with a jaggery flavor.

A psychoanalyst is a doctor who specializes in treating people who have problems with their emotions. They often use psychoanalysis to help people understand their emotions and how they are related to their thoughts.

  • The psychoanalyst helped him work through his feelings of anger.
  • She is seeing a psychoanalyst to help her deal with her anxiety.

To electrify something is to turn it into a conductor of electricity. When you electrify a metal object, you make it possible for electricity to flow through it.

  • The experiment was designed to test the theories that electricity could be electrified.
  • The board was electrified with an electric current, which made the pieces move.

Compulsively means that you do something without being able to stop yourself. You might compulsively eat junk food or compulsively gamble.

  • He is compulsively eating junk food because he's nervous.
  • She compulsively gambles because she loves the thrill of the game.

To swagger is to walk or talk with a lot of arrogance and self-confidence. When someone swaggers, they are giving off the impression that they are very powerful and in control.

  • He swaggered into the room, feeling very confident and powerful.
  • She swaggered around the room, acting like she was in charge.