Why elephants never forget - Alex Gendler

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To memorize something is to remember it very well. You might memorize a poem or a list of words.

  • She had to memorize the entire poem for the test.
  • He is trying to memorize the names and addresses of all of the city council members.

A matriarch is a female who is in charge of a family or group of families. Matriarchs often have a lot of power and influence, and they are usually responsible for the well-being of their families.

  • The matriarchs of the tribe were very important.
  • The matriarchs of the community are important.

To outwit someone is to beat them at their own game. You can outwit someone by using their own rules against them, or by using your own skills to defeat them.

  • She outwitted the other kids by using her knowledge of the rules to her advantage.
  • He outwitted the other kids by playing in their own game.

Infrasound is any sound that is below the human hearing range. This includes sounds that are in the range of 0 to 20 hertz.

  • Infrasound can be used to communicate with animals.
  • Infrasound can be used to measure the depth of water.

When there are rumbles, it means that there is a lot of noise or movement going on. If you hear rumbles in the distance, you might be worried that there is an earthquake happening.

  • The rumbles were getting louder and more frequent, which meant that the earthquake was getting closer.
  • There was a lot of rumbling noise coming from the basement.

The word 'cleverness' often has negative connotations, because it is often used to describe people who are too clever for their own good. But in some cases, cleverness can be a very useful skill.

  • She showed her cleverness by solving the puzzle in under a minute.
  • He showed his cleverness by coming up with a new strategy for the game.

Poaching is the act of stealing someone else's prey. When you poaching, you're taking something that does not belong to you.

  • The poacher was caught poaching in a protected area.
  • Poaching is a major problem in the marine industry, because it's illegal to take the fish that belong to other people.

Mistreatment is any kind of treatment that is not fair or polite. It can include anything from being ignored to being treated poorly.

  • The workers are complaining about the mistreatment they're receiving at the factory.
  • The customers are complaining about the mistreatment they're receiving at the restaurant.