The game that can give you 10 extra years of life | Jane McGonigal

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To regret something is to feel bad about it. You might regret choosing to do something, or you might regret the outcome of something that you did.

  • I regret not going to the party.
  • I regret coming home so late.

Ideation is the process of coming up with new ideas. It can be difficult to come up with new ideas, but it's important because it's the start of a new project.

  • The team was struggling to come up with new ideas, which was slowing down the process.
  • The team was able to come up with new ideas after they had ideation meetings.

To cuddle is to hug or pat someone gently on the back or head. It's often done as a form of comfort or to show affection.

  • They cuddled on the couch after watching the movie.
  • They cuddled while they were watching TV.

Braver is someone who is more courageous than other people. They are usually more willing to take risks, and they are usually more confident than other people.

  • He was braver than his friends and decided to jump into the water.
  • She was braver than the other kids and answered all the questions in the quiz.

When people are overachievers, they are usually doing a lot more than is necessary to achieve a goal. They often work very hard and are very determined.

  • The overachievers in the class are always the first to finish their work.
  • The overachievers in the class are usually the ones who get good grades.

Willpower is the strength of your mind and your determination. It is what allows you to resist temptation or to do something that is difficult.

  • She had a lot of willpower and was able to resist the temptation to eat the cake.
  • His willpower was tested when he tried to eat the cake, but he was able to resist.

Oxytocin is a hormone that is produced in the brain when you are happy or when you are relaxed. It is often called the "cuddle hormone" because it is responsible for making you feel happy and content.

  • When she saw the baby, she started to produce a lot of oxytocin.
  • The drug is designed to increase the level of oxytocin in the brain, which is supposed to make you feel happy and relaxed.

Biochemically means in terms of biology. This is a very technical term, and it is usually not used in everyday conversation.

  • The drug is chemically related to the cancer.
  • The drug is biochemically safe, which is why it is being tested.

The word "truer" can mean two different things. The first meaning is more literal, and it refers to things being more accurate or true than they were before.

  • The truth is that she cheated on the test.
  • The truth is that the dress is too tight.
  • The truth is that the weather is going to be bad today.
  • The truth is that the economy is in a lot of trouble.
  • The truth is that he is really stringy.
  • The truth is that she is really ugly.
  • The truth is that he is really stupid.
  • The truth is that she is really mean.
  • The truth is that he is really boring.
  • The truth is that I don't like this movie.
  • The truth is that you are really stupid.