The Antibiotic Apocalypse Explained

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


A bacterium is a tiny organism that lives in water. Bacteria can cause diseases in humans, animals, and plants.

  • The bacterium was found in the water supply.
  • The bacterium causes the disease anthrax.

To revolutionize something is to change it so that it is no longer the same as it was before. When the industrial revolution revolutionized how we produce things, it changed the way that we live our lives.

  • The industrial revolution revolutionized the way that we produce things.
  • The internet revolutionized how we communicate.

To shred something is to tear it into small pieces. You might shred a document or a piece of paper, for example.

  • The paper shredded when she tried to tear it.
  • The shredder was unable to shred the paper properly.

The inside of something is the part of it that is inside the boundaries of the thing. The inside of a house is the part of it that is inside the walls of the house.

  • The inside of the pot was dirty.
  • The inside of the balloon was filled with air.

intercepting something is intercepting its path. When you intercept a ball, you stop it from going any further.

  • The defender intercepted the ball and scored the goal.
  • The team intercepted the ball and ran it back down the field.

Unhygienic means not clean. When you are unhygienic, you are not taking proper care of your body. This can lead to health problems.

  • The restaurant was unhygienic, which is why the food was disgusting.
  • She was unhygienic when she touched the stove, and she got food poisoning.

A cheeseburger is a type of burger that is made from ground beef that is mixed with cheese. It is usually served on a bun, with lettuce, tomatoes, and a sauce.

  • I'm going to have a cheeseburger for lunch.
  • The restaurant is famous for its cheeseburgers, and they're always packed.

To counteract something is to do the opposite of it. If you counteract the effects of alcohol, you're trying to reduce the number of problems that it causes.

  • The doctor prescribed antibiotics to counteract the effects of the alcohol.
  • The teacher tried to counteract the negative effects of the video game by talking to the kids about the consequences.