How Airbnb designs for trust | Joe Gebbia

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To tiptoe is to walk very softly and carefully. When you tiptoe, you don't make any loud noises.

  • She tiptoed through the room, trying not to make a sound.
  • He tiptoed around the room, trying not to make any noise.

Airbeds are beds that are filled with air instead of foam. They are often used by people who are sleeping on the floor.

  • The airbed was very uncomfortable, and I didn't sleep a wink on it.
  • The airbed was very comfortable, and I slept for hours on it.

Omelets are a type of breakfast food that is made from eggs and cheese. They are usually cooked in a pan on the stovetop, and they are usually served with toast or a biscuit.

  • Brenda makes omelets for breakfast every day.
  • I love omelets, and Brenda's are the best I've ever had.

When something is buckled, it is bent or warped. The door was buckled from the force of the explosion.

  • The frame of the door was buckled from the impact of the explosion.

When something is trashed, it is completely ruined. The object can be destroyed physically or it can be destroyed emotionally.

  • His car was trashed when he hit a pedestrian.
  • Her apartment was trashed when the police came to arrest her.

A motivator is something that helps you to stay motivated. Sometimes people use the word to refer to something that makes you feel excited or enthusiastic about something.

  • The motivator for the project was the deadline.
  • The motivator for the workout was the feeling of accomplishment.

Infarctions are medical conditions that involve inflamation or swelling. They can be mild or serious, but all infarctions require treatment.

  • His infarction was mild, and he was able to recover without any medical intervention.
  • Her infarction was severe, and she needed medical intervention to survive.

Repurposed means to use something that has already been used in a new way. You can repurpose an old object into a new, useful form.

  • He repurposed the old chair into a new chair for the office.
  • They repurposed the old table into a new desk.

Nesting is the act of building a nest. Some animals, like birds, use nests to raise their young.

  • The birds were nesting in the tree.
  • The turtles were nesting on the beach.