Cara E. Yar Khan: The beautiful balance between courage and fear | TED

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Myopathy is a disorder that affects the muscles. It is usually caused by a disease or injury, and it can cause a lot of pain and difficulty in moving.

  • He has myopathy, which is a disorder that affects the muscles.
  • Myopathy is a disorder that affects the muscles, and it can cause a lot of pain and difficulty in moving.

Quadriplegia is a condition in which a person has lost the ability to move their arms, legs, and neck. This means that they are unable to do anything except for breathe and eat.

  • He was in a coma for six months after he was quadriplegic from a car accident.
  • quadriplegia is a very rare condition, and it usually only occurs in very young children.

Disheartening is a word that is used to describe situations or events that make you feel down or discouraged. When you're disheartened, you don't feel like you can do anything to improve the situation.

  • The news was disheartening because it showed that the economy was still going downhill.
  • The test was disheartening because it was very difficult.

When someone is limping, they are walking with a slight limp. This is usually because they are injured or they are tired.

  • He was limping badly after playing in the rain all day.
  • She was limping because she had been running all morning.

Internalize means to take something inside of yourself. When you internalize a lesson, you understand it and put it into practice.

  • The teacher tried to internalize the lesson by using examples from her own life.
  • She internalized the lesson by saying a prayer before she went to bed.

To smack someone is to hit them with a closed hand. It's usually used to punish or reprimand someone.

  • He was smacked with a ruler for not paying attention in class.
  • The teacher smacked the student with a book for disrupting the class.

To dismount is to get off of a horse or a bike. When you dismount, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage because you are not as mobile as you are when you are on a horse or a bike.

  • He was dismounted by the cavalry before he could reach the king.
  • She dismounted her horse when she saw the wounded animal.

Outwards refers to the direction that something is pointing or moving. The outward appearance of something is usually how we first perceive it.

  • The outward appearance of the car is very important to the buyers.
  • The outward appearance of the candidate is very important to the voters.

To capsize is to sink or to fall over because of a sudden wave or gust of wind. When a boat capsizes, it can quickly become flooded and unusable.

  • The boat capsized due to the strong waves.
  • The boat capsized because the wind was blowing very hard.