What Is Intelligence? Where Does it Begin?

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To smear something is to spread it around in a thin layer. You might smear Vaseline on your hands to make them soft.

  • She was smearing paint all over the walls.
  • The dirt was smearing all over the window.

Bumblebees are small, brown insects that are very important in the life of flowers. They are responsible for pollinating the flowers, which helps the flowers to grow and produce fruit.

  • The bumblebees are attracted to the nectar in the flowers, and they are able to travel long distances to get to it.

Raccoons are small animals that live in North America. They are the size of a small dog, and they have long tails.

  • Raccoons are common in the city, and they often raid garbage cans.
  • Raccoons are dangerous animals, and they can attack humans.

Burglars are people who break into a building or house without permission. They usually do this to steal things, but they can also cause a lot of damage.

  • The burglars broke into the house and stole all of the furniture.
  • The burglars broke into the house and stole all of the money.

Octopuses are creatures that are related to squids and cuttlefish. They are cephalopods, which means that they have a head on one end and a body on the other.

  • Octopuses have eight arms, which they use to explore their surroundings.
  • Octopuses are very intelligent creatures, and they are able to learn new tricks very quickly.

To ripen is to grow or develop. When a fruit or vegetable is ripe, it is ready to be eaten.

  • The fruit will ripen over the next few days.
  • The fruit will ripen over the next week.

To strategize is to come up with a plan to win a battle, to take control of a situation, or to achieve your goals.

  • They were strategizing about how to deal with the problem.
  • The company is strategizing about how to increase its market share.

Omnivores are animals that eat both plants and meat. They usually have a very varied diet, which means that they can get the nutrients that they need from both types of food.

  • The omnivore was able to survive because he was able to eat a variety of food.
  • The omnivore was able to find food even in the dark.