The myth of King Midas and his golden touch - Iseult Gillespie

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Asinine means stupid, foolish, or foolishly stupid. When you call someone asinine, you are using a very strong word to describe someone who is not very smart.

  • His asinine comments led to the company's downfall.
  • His asinine behavior was completely uncalled for.

To gorging is to overeat. When you gorging, you eat a lot of food in a short amount of time. This can lead to weight gain and health problems.

  • She gorges on junk food every day, and it's causing her to be extremely obese.
  • He gorges on food every night, and he's getting sick from it.

A satyr is a creature from Greek mythology that is half man, half goat. They are often portrayed in art as half-naked and playful.

  • The satyr was playing music and dancing on the roof of the restaurant.
  • The satyr was wearing a funny hat and was having a lot of fun.

To doze is to fall asleep. When you are dozing off, you are usually not conscious or aware of what is happening around you.

  • He was dozing off at his desk, and he was woken up by his coworkers.
  • She was dozing off during the lecture, and she was woken up by the professor.

When something glittered, it looked like it was covered in tiny pieces of glass. The light reflected off of the shiny objects, making them look very pretty.

  • The jewels in her necklace were glittering.
  • The surface of the water was glittering in the light.

To gallop is to run at a very fast pace. When you gallop, you are usually not walking, but instead are running on the ground.

  • The horse was galloping very fast.
  • The horse was galloping through the forest.

When someone makes a mistake, they are said to have blundered. A blunder is a mistake that is very noticeable and embarrassing.

  • She made a blunder by forgetting the name of the person she was meeting.
  • He made a blunder by forgetting his phone at the airport.

scornfully means with contempt. When she scornfully looked at the dog, she was showing her dislike for it.

  • He scornfully dismissed her ideas.
  • She scornfully looked at the dog as it licked her hand.