How does money laundering work? - Delena D. Spann

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


A brothel is a place where people can buy sex. It can be any kind of business, from a small house to an entire building.

  • The sex workers at the brothel are paid very well, which is why they are so willing to work there.
  • The brothel is a very dangerous place, because it's full of criminals.

When you go to a laundromat, you load your laundry into the machine and it gets cleaned. Laundromats are usually very close to where people live, so it's a convenient way to do laundry.

  • He went to the laundromat to do his laundry on Saturday.
  • She always goes to the laundromat on Sunday to do her laundry because it's the least crowded.

To launder something is to clean it so that it is free of dirt and stains. You can launder clothes, sheets, or anything else that needs to be cleaned.

  • The clothes were dirty and needed to be laundered before they could be worn again.
  • The rug needed to be laundered before the baby could play on it.

The darknet is a network of computers that are not usually accessible to the public. It is usually used for illegal activities, such as buying and selling drugs and weapons.

  • The darknet is used to buy and sell drugs.
  • The darknet is used to download illegal files.

A tradable good is something that can be traded on the market. This means that there is a lot of demand for it, and it can often be sold at a higher price than other goods.

  • The tradable good is the oil, which is in high demand.
  • The tradable good is the car, which can be sold at a higher price than other types of cars.

Exorbitant means very high in price. The salary for the position is exorbitant, and it's far beyond what is reasonable.

  • The rent is exorbitant, and it's too expensive for me to pay.
  • The cost of the car is exorbitant, and I can't afford it.

To confiscate something is to take it away from someone. The government can confiscate weapons or drugs that they believe are dangerous.

  • The police confiscated all of the drugs from the party.
  • The government is confiscating all of the weapons from the city.

To be laundered is to be cleaned and cleaned thoroughly. You might say that someone is laundered when they come back from a trip, or when they get their house cleaned.

  • She was very happy to be laundered, after a long trip.
  • After the house was cleaned, it was laundered.