Why are some people left-handed? - Daniel M. Abrams

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Inborn means that something is a part of you, that it is natural and normal for you to have it.

  • Inborn abilities are a part of who you are, and you can't change them.
  • Inborn traits are the qualities that are part of your personality, and you can't change them.

The righties are the conservatives in the United States. They believe in traditional values and they support the conservative agenda.

  • The righties are against abortion and samesex marriage.
  • The righties are in favor of gun rights and limited government.

Lefties are people who are politically to the left of the center. This means that they are more likely to support things like socialism, communism, and radical left-wing policies.

  • Many lefties are vegetarian, which is because they believe that animals should not be treated the same way that humans are.
  • Most lefties are against capitalism, because they believe that it exploits and oppresses the working class.

The word "clearest" is often used to describe something that is easy to see or understand. When you say that something is the clearest that you've ever seen it, you mean that it is the most clear that you've ever seen it.

  • The water was the clearest that I've ever seen.
  • The explanation was the clearest that I've ever heard.

Hitters are people who play baseball or cricket. They are usually the ones who hit the ball with the intention of making it into the other team's field.

  • The hitter was able to hit the ball over the fence.
  • The pitcher was able to hit the ball so well that it bounced back into the field.

To encounter something is to find it. When you encounter a deer in the forest, you are finding and experiencing something new.

  • He encountered a bear while he was hiking.
  • I encountered a problem when I tried to install the software.

A righty is someone who is right-handed. This means that they are usually more comfortable using their right hand than their left.

  • He is a righty, which is why he is more comfortable using his right hand.
  • The righty was struggling with using his left hand, so he switched to using his right.

A gatherer is someone who collects things. They might collect things like eggs or flowers.

  • The gatherer was gathering eggs from the chicken coop.
  • The gatherer was gathering flowers from the garden.