The real relationship between your age and your chance of success | Albert-László Barabási

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


A chronometer is a device that is used to measure the time. It can be a watch, a clock, or a timer.

  • The chronometer was not working, and the time was not accurate.
  • The chronometer is a very accurate device, and the time is always correct.

To outrun someone is to run faster than them. When you outrun someone, you are usually able to catch up to them eventually.

  • She outran the other children by a long distance.
  • He outran the other runners by a wide margin.

When something doubles or multiplies, it's called doubling or multiplying. But when something increases by a hundredfold, it's called tenfold.

  • The company has tenfold the revenue that it had last year.
  • The price of the product has tenfold increased.

To overcome something is to overcome the difficulty or obstacle that is preventing you from achieving your goal. When you overcame the challenge at the race, you became the winner.

  • He overcame the challenge of the competition by swimming faster than anyone else.
  • She overcame her fear of public speaking by giving a speech at the conference.

The word "unbounded" is used to describe something that has no limits. An unbounded imagination is a powerful thing, and it can be a dangerous thing.

  • The idea of an unbounded imagination is terrifying.
  • The word "unbounded" is used to describe the sky, which is unlimited.

A genius is someone who is very smart. Some people believe that there are actually more geniuses out there than we know about, and that they are just hidden because they are not recognized or they are not famous.

  • Einstein was a genius, and so was Mozart.
  • Although she is not a genius, she is very smart.

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.

To reconstruct something is to try to find out what happened and how it happened. Sometimes the reconstruction is difficult, and it may not be accurate, but it's the best that can be done.

  • The reconstruction of the event is not 100% accurate, but it's the best that can be done at this point.
  • The reconstruction is difficult, but it's the best that can be done at this point.

forcefully means in a forceful way. When you forcefully push someone, you push them very hard. When you forcefully pull something, you pull it very hard.

  • He forcefully pushed her out of the way.
  • He forcefully pulled the door closed.