Tom Wujec: Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Toasts are a type of drink that is made by combining wine and some other type of drink. The drink is usually served cold, and it is usually drunk in a toast.

  • Toasts are usually made with champagne, vodka, or whiskey.
  • The toasts were made with champagne and vodka.

To visualize something is to imagine it in your mind. Sometimes you can visualize things very clearly, and other times you might only be able to imagine it in a vague way.

  • visualization is a very important part of learning.
  • visualization can help you learn new skills very easily.

Teleportation is the ability to move from one place to another without actually traveling through space. It's usually described as a kind of magical ability.

  • He claimed that he could teleportation, but no one was ever able to prove it.
  • The scientist claimed that she had teleportation, but her experiment failed.

To rearrange something is to put it in a different order or to move it to a different location. When you rearrange the furniture in your room, you're changing the way it looks.

  • He rearranged the books on the shelf.
  • The company is rearranging their offices, which is why there are so many changes happening.

Messier means more complicated or complicated to deal with. When something is messier, it is more complicated to deal with than something that is less complicated.

  • The messier the situation, the more difficult it is to deal with.
  • The messier the job, the more complicated it is to do it properly.

To iterate is to do something over and over again. You might iterate over a problem to try to find a solution, or you might iterate over a recipe to make sure that it's perfect.

  • The development team iterated over and over again on the design of the software.
  • The cook iterated over and over again to make sure that the recipe was perfect.

Fluidly means smoothly and easily. When you are Fluidly moving through the water, you are moving without making a lot of noise.

  • He moved fluidly through the water, making no sound.
  • The animation was very fluid, which made it easy to follow.

To visualize something is to imagine it in your mind. When you visualize a scene, you can feel the emotions that are associated with it.

  • She can visualize the scene perfectly because she's been there before.
  • He can't visualize the math equation, so he's going to need help to solve it.

Thorns are sharp, pointed objects that are usually found on plants. They are used to protect the plant from being eaten or destroyed by animals.

  • The thorny plants are difficult to pull apart.
  • The thorny vines were trying to protect the tree from being eaten.