Robert A. Belle: The emotions behind your money habits | TED

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


When someone is overjoyed, they are very happy and excited. They might be crying or laughing, because they are so happy.

  • She was overjoyed when she finally saw her son.
  • The team was overjoyed when they won the game.

When someone binge eats, they eat a lot of food in a short period of time. This can be a problem because it can lead to weight gain and other health problems.

  • She binge ate at the party and now she's feeling sick.
  • He binge ate all of the cake at the party, and he's feeling sick now.

Figuratively means in a way that is not literal. When you say that someone is acting like a madman, you're not actually describing them as being crazy. You're using the word figuratively to mean that they're behaving in a way that is not normal.

  • He was acting like a madman when he stormed out of the meeting.
  • The boat was so damaged that it was impossible to sail it back to the harbor, and the crew was starting to feel like they were going crazy.

A healthful diet is one that is rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. It is also low in sugar, sodium, and fat.

  • A healthful diet is one that is good for your body.
  • A healthful diet is one that is good for your mind.

Justifiable means that something is allowed or acceptable under the circumstances. murder is always unjustifiable, no matter what the circumstances might be.

  • The death of the hostage was justifiable under the circumstances.
  • The school decided that the punishment for cheating was justifiable under the circumstances.

An impulsive person is usually very quick to react, and they don't usually think things through very carefully. They often make decisions based on instinct rather than logic.

  • He made the decision to leave impulsively, without thinking it through.
  • She acted impulsively and threw the glass across the room.

A strategist is someone who is skilled at planning and directing the strategies of a group or organization. They often have a lot of experience in the field, and they are usually very good at thinking outside the box.

  • The strategist advised the president on how to handle the crisis.
  • The strategist is in charge of all the strategic planning for the company.

To categorize is to group things together in a way that makes sense. When you categorize things, you are trying to make them easier to understand.

  • The teacher tried to categorize the students by their skills.
  • The scientist tried to categorize the data by their type of experiment.

The adjective inquisitive means that you are interested in learning more about something. You might be inquisitive about a new subject, or you might be inquisitive about someone.

  • He was very inquisitive about the new city that had just been built.
  • She is very inquisitive about everything, which is why she is so nosy.