The history of chocolate - Deanna Pucciarelli

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Frothing is a term that is used to describe the behavior of liquids that are boiling or simmering. They often form bubbles that rise to the surface of the liquid.

  • The pot was frothing and boiling over.
  • The milk was frothing and boiling over on the stove.

A concoction is a mixture of different things. It can be anything from a drink to a recipe.

  • She made a delicious concoction of fruit, yogurt, and honey.
  • The recipe for the concoction calls for a lot of different ingredients.

Salacious means sexually explicit. It can also be used to describe something that is offensive or immoral.

  • The article was salacious, and it talked about all the different ways that the author could have sex.
  • The movie was salacious, and it showed a lot of explicit sex.

An aphrodisiac is a substance or activity that is supposed to make someone feel sexually aroused. Some people believe that aphrodisiacs actually work, and that they can make sex more enjoyable.

  • The chocolate cake was an aphrodisiac, and it made everyone very hungry.
  • The singer performed an erotic dance on stage, and many people believed that it was an aphrodisiac.

When you sweeten something, you add sugar or other sweeteners to it to make it more pleasant to taste. You might sweeten a drink with sugar or syrup, or you might sweeten food with sugar or other sweeteners.

  • The drink was sweetened with sugar.
  • The cake was sweetened with sugar and flour.

Drinkable means that something is safe to drink. You can drink a drinkable paint, for example, without worrying about the chemicals that are in it.

  • The drinkable paint is safe to drink, and it won't damage your skin.
  • The drinkable ink is safe to drink, and it won't damage your documents.

To recombine something is to put it back together again. When you recombine a group of pieces, you are putting them back together in the same way that they were before.

  • The scientist recombined the DNA samples to create a new, more powerful strain of bacteria.
  • The police were trying to recombine the DNA evidence to find the killer.

A chocolatier is someone who makes chocolate. They might work in a chocolate factory, or they might own their own chocolate shop.

  • I work as a chocolatier.
  • She owns a chocolate shop, which is where she makes her chocolates.

An indentured servant is someone who is working for someone else in exchange for a small amount of food and shelter. indentured servants often have to work very hard for very little pay, and they are often treated very poorly.

  • The indentured servants are working hard in the sun.
  • The indentured servants are working hard on the plantation.