Can you solve the penniless pilgrim riddle? - Daniel Finkel

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


A fairer system is one that is designed to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. This means that the system is designed to give everyone an equal chance to win, to get the same amount of benefits, and to be treated the same.

  • The fairer the system, the more equal the playing field.
  • The fairer the system, the more equal the opportunities are for everyone.

To say that something is half-done is to say that it is only halfway done. Half-done projects often have a lot of unfinished parts, and they can often be very frustrating to work on.

  • The project is only halffinished, and the deadline is looming.
  • The project is only halffinished, and it's going to take a lot longer than expected.

To subtract is to take away something. When you subtraction, you are usually talking about numbers.

  • She subtracted 5 from 9 to find her answer.
  • I subtracted 3 from 7 to find my answer.

To loop something is to repeat it over and over again. When you loop a video, you watch it start to play, and then you watch it play again, and then you stop it and watch it start to play again.

  • The video kept looping, even after I tried to stop it.
  • The looped pattern was making it difficult to see the pattern.

When you are moving something in a counterclockwise direction, you are going the opposite of the way that the hands of a clock are moving. This is the opposite of clockwise.

  • She was moving the furniture in a counterclockwise direction.
  • The car is moving in a counterclockwise direction.

Halved means to divide something into two parts. When you halve a cake, you are dividing it into two equal parts.

  • The pie was halfbaked, so he halved it and baked it in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • The bill was for two items, so he halved the price and paid for one item.

To whopping something is to do it in a very large way. When you whopping something, you are usually exaggerating the amount that you are doing.

  • He whopping the cake was way too much sugar.
  • She whopping the salad was way too much dressing.