How I became an entrepreneur at 66 | Paul Tasner

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Polluting is the act of damaging or destroying something by releasing harmful substances into the environment. Polluting can happen in many different ways, from dumping pollutants into a river to burning coal to create smoke.

  • The pollution from the factory is causing the river to become polluted.
  • The pollution from the factory is making it difficult for people to breathe.

Dis discouraging means to make someone feel discouraged or unhappy. When your boss discourages you, she is telling you that your work is not good enough and that you should stop trying.

  • The employee was discouraged when she was told that her work wasn't good enough.
  • The teacher was discouraging when she told the students that they weren't going to pass the test.

intimidating is having a strong, powerful, or threatening presence. When you are intimidating, people are usually afraid of you.

  • He walked into the room and immediately started intimidating the people there.
  • His intimidating presence made the other students afraid to speak up.

To yearn for something is to want it very much. Sometimes yearning can be a sign of weakness, but it can also be a sign of strength.

  • She yearned for a better life, but she didn't know how to get there.
  • I yearn for the days when I was young and carefree.

The grandchildren are the children of someone's older child or children. They are usually called this because they are a lot smaller than the children of the parents' younger children.

  • My granddaughter is a lot of fun, but my grandson is a little boring.
  • I'm so excited to see my grandkids again.

Babysitting is the act of taking care of a child while the parents are away. It can be a fun and enjoyable experience, or it can be stressful and difficult.

  • She enjoyed babysitting because she loved spending time with her friends.
  • She hated babysitting because it was always so hard to find someone to watch the kids.

To plummet is to fall quickly and dramatically. When the stock market plunges, the prices of the stocks go down very quickly.

  • The stock market plummeted after the news hit the market.
  • The plummets in the stock market have caused a lot of people to lose a lot of money.

The newsworthy is something that is important or interesting enough to be reported on by the media. This usually means that the news is bad or good, but it can also mean that the news is just interesting.

  • The newsworthy event was the death of the president.
  • The newsworthy story was about a celebrity who was caught shoplifting.

The word commonplace is often used to describe things or ideas that are common or normal. Commonplace ideas or things are usually not very interesting or exciting.

  • The book is full of commonplace ideas about relationships.
  • The teacher was trying to change the commonplace way that the students thought about math.