The dark history of zombies - Christopher M. Moreman

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


The word etymological is derived from the Greek word etymon, which means "origin." Etymological is used to describe something that is related to the origin of the word.

  • The etymological meaning of the word is "related to the origin of the word."
  • The etymological meaning of the word is "related to the origins of words."

When someone says that someone or something is soulless, they mean that the person or thing is not alive. They may also mean that the person or thing is not emotional.

  • The movie was soulless and boring.
  • The conversation was soulless and uninteresting.

Enslaving is taking control of someone so that they cannot free themselves. This can be done through physical slavery or through mental slavery.

  • The people were enslaved because they refused to work for the king.
  • The government is enslaving its citizens by forcing them to pay taxes.

When people are subjugated, they are taken advantage of or controlled by someone. The subjugated person usually has no power or control over their own life.

  • The subjugated people were forced to work in the mines.
  • The subjugated people were forced to fight in the war.

To veer is to move off course, to go off the path that you were supposed to follow. When you veer off the road, you can end up in a lot of trouble.

  • The car veered off the road and crashed into a tree.
  • The politician veered away from the question and gave a long speech instead.

To cannibalize is to eat someone or something that is not alive. Sometimes people use the word to describe the act of destroying something so that you can use its parts.

  • They were cannibals, and they ate everything that they found.
  • The soldiers were cannibalizing the bodies of the enemy soldiers.