The twins who tricked the Maya gods of death - Ilan Stavans

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


A ballgame is a game that is played with a ball. The most common ballgames are soccer and baseball.

  • The game ended in a tie, which is rare for a ballgame.
  • The game was very exciting, with a lot of ball activity.

When something is unburnt, it's still in the process of being burned. This means that the fire has not yet reached the maximum temperature that it can reach.

  • The fire was unburnt for a few more minutes, and then it started to burn.
  • The unburnt part of the wood is still glowing.

A macaw is a type of bird that is usually brightly colored. They are often used in advertising because of their colorful plumage.

  • The macaw was very excited to see the visitor, and it kept flapping its wings and cawing.

Firefly is a common name for a type of insect that makes light by burning fuel. Fireflies are found all over the world, and they are sometimes called "lights in the night."

  • I saw a bunch of fireflies near the river.
  • They put out a firefly light show every year at the park.

A seer is a person who is able to see things that other people can't. They often have a special ability to see the future, or to see things that are hidden from other people.

  • The seer was able to see the future and predict the winner of the game.
  • The seer was able to see the hidden message in the painting.

To be disheveled is to be messy and unkempt. When you are disheveled, you look like you don't care about your appearance.

  • He was so disheveled that you couldn't tell what he was wearing.
  • The room was so disheveled that it was difficult to see anything.

To resurrect something is to bring it back to life. Sometimes this is done by copying or imitating the original, or by using special techniques or magic.

  • They tried to resurrect the plant by soaking it in water.
  • They tried to resurrect the cat by performing an autopsy.

Oblige is to do something that you are supposed to do. Sometimes oblige is used to mean to do something that is not very pleasant.

  • I'm going to have to oblige you by leaving.
  • I was going to oblige you by cleaning up the kitchen, but now I don't have the time.

When someone is terrorizing someone, they are causing them a lot of fear and anxiety. They might be threatening to hurt them or even kill them.

  • The suspect was terrorizing the victim by making threats.
  • The suspect was terrorizing the victim by attacking them.