What If We Detonated All Nuclear Bombs at Once?

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To vaporize something is to turn it into vapor. This is usually done by heating it up until it becomes a gas, and then releasing the gas into the air.

  • The gas was vaporized when it was heated.
  • The gas was vaporized when it was released into the air.

To flatten something is to make it into a thin sheet or sheet of paper. You can flatten a piece of paper by pressing it down with your hand, or by using a machine.

  • The printer was flattening the paper as it was printing.
  • The cloth was being flattened by the machine.

Incinerated means completely destroyed by fire. When something is incinerated, it's gone forever.

  • The building was incinerated by the fire.
  • The book was incinerated by the fire.

When someone is catapulted, they are suddenly thrown into a new or different situation. This can be a happy or a sad situation, but it always comes as a surprise.

  • She was catapulted into the limelight when she was cast in the TV show.
  • He was catapulted into the world of politics when he was elected to office.

When something is uninhabitable, it is not able to be lived in or used. This can be because of a natural disaster, war, or some other problem.

  • The city was completely uninhabitable after the earthquake.
  • The war made the area completely uninhabitable.

When a person or object is splashing, they are making a lot of noise as they move. This might be because they are running or throwing something in the water.

  • The waves were splashing against the shore.
  • The dog was splashing in the water.

To vaporize something is to turn it into a gas or vapor. This usually happens when you heat something up too much, and the energy is turned into heat and vapor.

  • The plant was vaporized when the heater was turned all the way up.
  • The chemical was vaporized when it was exposed to the flame.

Decimating means to destroy or reduce the number of something very much. When a plague decimates a population, it kills a lot of people very quickly.

  • The decimating fire destroyed most of the buildings in the city.
  • The decimating effect of inflation has destroyed the middle class.

When someone is darting around, they are moving around quickly and erratically. They might be running or jumping.

  • She was darting around the room, looking for a way out.
  • The dog was darting around the room, trying to find a way out.