What causes dandruff, and how do you get rid of it? - Thomas L. Dawson

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


When people are hiding, they are trying to avoid being found. Sometimes people use the word to refer to places where people canhide from the police or the military.

  • The rebels were hiding in the sewers, waiting for the opportune moment to strike.
  • The police are searching for the suspect, who is hiding in a nearby building.

Sebum is a type of oil that is produced by the sebaceous gland. Sebum helps to keep the skin moisturized and protected.

  • She has a lot of sebum on her face, which is why it's so oily.

To lubricate something is to make it easier to move or to stay moving. When you lubricate a machine, you make sure that the moving parts are oiled so that they can operate more smoothly.

  • The lubricant made the gears lubricated and the machine worked more smoothly.
  • The lubricant made the moving parts of the machine slippery, so it was easier to move them.

Secreting means releasing something into the environment. When you secrete a hormone, you are releasing it into the environment to control or influence the behavior of other people.

  • The body secretes a hormone to control the behavior of the animal.
  • The plant secrete a poison to kill other plants.

Voracious means to be very hungry or to eat a lot. When people say that someone is voracious, they mean that they are very hungry or they are eating a lot.

  • The child is voracious, and she can't stop eating.
  • The voracious dog is eating everything in sight.

Antifungals are medicines that are used to treat fungal infections. They work by destroying the fungal cells.

  • The doctor prescribed an antifungal medication for the infection.
  • The antifungal medication is working well, and the infection has subsided.

To colonize is to take over a new area and make it part of your own country or empire. Sometimes this is done by force, but other times it is done by convincing the people there to join your country or empire.

  • The settlers tried to colonize the new land, but they were unsuccessful.
  • The government tried to colonize the new land, but the people were resistant.

A scratcher is a toy that is used to scratch an animal's back. It is often made out of wood or metal, and it has a small hole in the middle so that the animal can stick its head through it.

  • The scratcher was a gift from her parents, and she loves it.
  • The scratcher is a scratching post for the dog, and she loves to scratch it.