Some of you have maybe seen the Steve Jobs speech at Stanford University, but for those of you that haven’t, we recommend you watch the following videos (part 1 and 2). They are subtitled in English. Below the videos you will find the explanation of the more complicated words of vocabulary.
It will take you about 15 minutes to watch the videos, but we promise it is worth it.
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Commencement – (noun) a ceremony during which degrees or diplomas are given to students who have graduated from a school or college.
*Difference between university and college: The difference between a college and a university is that a college just offers a collection of degrees in one specific area, while a university is a collection of colleges. When you go to a university you are going to be graduating from one of their colleges, such as the business college.
No big deal -(saying) something that isn’t very important.
Connecting the dots – (verb) to learn or understand how different things are related.
Drop-in – (verb) to make a brief social visit.
Unwed – (adjective) not married.
Popped out – (verb) a way of saying “was born”
Refused – (verb) to say or show that you are not willing to do something that someone wants you to do.
Relented – (verb) to agree to do or accept something that you have been resisting or opposing.
Naively – (adverb) having or showing a lack of experience or knowledge : innocent or simple.
Tuition – (noun) money that is paid to a school for the right to study there.
Figure it out – (verb) to understand or find (something, such as a reason or a solution) by thinking.
Drop out – (verb) to stop attending a school or university before you have completed your studies.
Dorm room – short for dormitory room.
Stumble into – (verb) to find or learn about something unexpectedly.
Priceless – (adjective) extremely valuable or important.
Typography – (noun) the work of producing printed pages from written material.
Fired – (verb) to dismiss (someone) from a job.
Falling out – (verb) to have an argument.
Devastating – (adjective) causing great damage or harm.
Baton – (noun) a stick that is passed from one runner to the next runner in a relay race. It is also used figuratively, you pass a concept or idea on to the next person.
Tool – (noun) something (such as a hammer, saw, shovel, etc.) that you hold in your hand and use for a particular task.
Hitchhiking – (verb) to get a ride in a passing vehicle by holding out your arm with your thumb up as you stand on the side of the road.
Foolish – having or showing a lack of good sense or judgment. Steve Jobs says this because we should keep being children at heart, following our dreams and not just following everyone else.