Plain or obvious, clearly seen or understood

Source: www.vocabulary.com

Sentence: That confidence was certainly evident in the way smith handled the winning play with 14 seconds left on the clock.



Prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group.

Source: en.oxforddictionaries.com

Sentences: the article looks at roots of Colourism and how it has impacted the interaction of dark-skinned women with light-skinned women



To abolish by authorities action

Source: www.merrian-webster.com

Sentence: abrogate a treaty




1: the quality or state of being prevalent

2: the degree to which something is prevalent especially : the percentage of a population that is affected with a particular disease at a given time

Encountered from A Natural fix for A.D.H.D

“The lifetime prevalence in children has increased to 11 percent in 2011 from
7.8 percent in 2003 — a whopping 41 percent increase — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ”




Definition:  anything that is owed to someone else

Encountered from A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D

“All of a sudden, his greatest liabilities — his impatience, short attention span and restlessness — became assets. And this, I think, gets to the heart of what
is happening in A.D.H.D.”

The author is saying one of his greatest responsibility is his short attention span.



Pharmaceutical (adjective)

Definition:  of, relating to, or engaged in pharmacy or the manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals

Encountered from A Natural Fix for ADHD

“Some of the rising prevalence of A.D.H.D. is doubtless driven by the pharmaceutical industry, whose profitable drugs are the mainstay of treatment. ”




Definition: branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders

Encountered from A Natural Fix for ADHD

“ATTENTION deficit hyperactivity disorder is now the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America, affecting 11 percent of them at some point between the ages of 4 and 17.”





Underfed (adj)

Definition: not getting adequate food

“Compared with the rest of us, they have sluggish and underfed brain reward circuits, so much of everyday life feels routine and understimulating.”

Encountered from A Natural fix for A.D.H.D

The author is saying that people with ADHD has a different way of thinking  than people that don’t have ADHD so they do stuff that causes them to be a step behind.




•a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.

I encountered this word in the final that we took, the article “when your boss is a algorithm” where it mainly talks about what Uber drivers have to go through because there boss is a system on a phone.


Gig Economy

Gig economy (adj.)

Merriam Webster: a sector of work mainly dedicated to temporary or freelance work.

Source: “When Your Boss is an Algorithm”. “I have learned that drivers at ride-hailing companies may have the freedom and flexibility of gig economy work, but they are still at the mercy of a boss, an algorithmic boss”

From the definition, I can tell that gig economy could mean any freelance jobs like artists or graphic designers