The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To teem is to be full of life, to be bustling with activity. When you see a teeming city, you can see people walking and shopping all around.

  • The city was teeming with people, and the streets were full of cars.
  • The park was teeming with children playing.

Spaceships are vehicles that are used to travel through space. They are usually made out of metal and plastic, and they are powered by engines.

  • The spaceship was destroyed by the enemy spaceship.
  • The spaceship is going to explore the far reaches of space.

When you say that someone has lived a lifetime, you are meaning that the person has been alive for a very long time. A lifetime can be defined in a number of ways, but the most common way to measure it is by how many years the person has been alive.

  • She has lived a lifetime because she's been alive for over 100 years.
  • The dog has lived a lifetime because he's been alive for over 10 years.

To harbor someone is to protect them and to allow them to stay in your country or place. You might harbor a fugitive, which is someone who is wanted by the government for a crime.

  • The government is harboring the refugees because they are afraid of the consequences.
  • The company is harboring the criminal because they don't want the publicity.

To harness something is to use it to help you achieve your goals. You might harness energy from the sun to power your house, or you might harness the power of the wind to drive your ship.

  • The team is harnessing the power of the wind to try and pull the boat back to shore.
  • The scientists are harnessing the power of the sun to create energy.

Doable means that something is possible and reasonable. It's usually used in a negative sense to describe something that is not very likely to happen.

  • The task is doable, but it will take a lot of time.
  • The task is not doable, because it's too difficult.

To colonize is to take over a new area and make it part of your own country or empire. Sometimes this is done by force, but other times it is done by convincing the people there to join your country or empire.

  • The settlers tried to colonize the new land, but they were unsuccessful.
  • The government tried to colonize the new land, but the people were resistant.

When you breathe, you take in air through your nose and mouth. Air is essential for human life, and it's important to take it in regularly.

  • He stopped breathing when he fell into the water.
  • She started breathing again after she was resuscitated.

To vanish is to disappear completely. When the witch vanished, she disappeared from the town and everyone who was close to her lost track of her.

  • The witch vanished after she was caught.
  • The evidence vanished after the detective investigated the scene.