What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's | Lisa Genova

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To metabolize something is to break it down into its basic components and use them to create new molecules. This is how the body turns food into energy.

  • The drug was metabolized by the body very quickly.
  • The toxic material was metabolized by the body and eliminated.

Neuroscientists are scientists who study the brain. They are often interested in understanding how the brain works, and how different parts of the brain work together.

  • neuroscientists are trying to figure out how the brain works.
  • neuroscientists are studying the brain to find out how to treat diseases.

To blissfully is to be very happy and content. When you are blissfully happy, you don't care about anything else in the world.

  • She was blissfully unaware of the danger that was brewing.
  • The baby was blissfully sleeping through the storm.

To tangles is to make something complicated or difficult. When you tangle your hair up in a knot, you are making it difficult to untangle.

  • The knot in her hair was getting harder and harder to untangle.
  • The instructions were so complex that it was hard to tangle them in my head.

To shortchange someone is to give them less than what they deserve. Sometimes people shortchange others because they are not thinking about the consequences of their actions.

  • The store shortchanged the customer by not giving them the product that they bought.
  • The company shortchanged the employees by not paying them what they were owed.

To have a checkup is to go to the doctor to have your health checked. A checkup can include anything from a simple blood test to a more complicated surgery.

  • She had her annual checkup this week.
  • He scheduled a checkup for next week to make sure that everything is okay.

Unquestionable means completely sure. When you say something is unquestionable, you mean that there is no way that you could be wrong.

  • I think that you are unquestionable when it comes to baking.
  • The evidence is unquestionable, so there is no other way to explain it.

Devouring something means to eat or drink it completely. If you devour an entire cake, you've eaten it all.

  • She devoured the cake in one bite.
  • He devoured the whole bowl of cereal in one sitting.