The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Unorthodox means not normal, not usual. When you say that something is unorthodox, you mean that it is different from the usual way things are done.

  • The school's unorthodox approach to education is proving to be a success.
  • The restaurant is serving up some very unorthodox food.

To misdirect someone is to deceive them by sending them in the wrong direction. You might misdirect a child by telling them to go find the dog, when the dog is actually in the other room.

  • The politician misdirected the press by giving a false statement.
  • The artist misdirected the viewers by painting the wrong picture.

Steers are animals that are used for pulling carts or other vehicles. They are usually cows, but there are also horses, oxen, and donkeys that are used for this purpose.

  • The cart was being pulled by two steers.
  • The steers will be used to pull the cart to the market.

The term "onstage" usually refers to the fact that a performer or performer group is performing in front of an audience. When a performer is "onstage," they are in the center of the action.

  • She was backstage during the performance, and she was very nervous.
  • The singer was onstage the whole time, and she looked very uncomfortable.

A clicker is a type of mouse that is often used in education. It has a button on the side that you can press to make the mouse click.

  • The student used the clicker to answer the questions.
  • The teacher used the clicker to control the students' behavior.

Traumatizing is a word that is used to describe something that is very frightening or unpleasant. Some examples of things that might be traumatizing are being in a car accident, witnessing a murder, or being in a war.

  • The experience was traumatizing for both of them.
  • The experience was traumatizing for the child, because she was the one who had to go through it.

There is a lot of miscommunication between the two teams. They are not understanding each other very well, and this is causing a lot of problems.

  • There was a lot of miscommunication between the two teams during the meeting.
  • There was a lot of miscommunication between the two teams during the game.