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The huge Amazon Alexa hit Word of the Day is now available as a podcast! Word of the Day teaches you a useful word, its definition, etymology, and gives you examples of how to use it in a sentence. A new word each and every day! Perfect for those looking to expand their vocabulary, learning English and looking for a boost and anyone who loves words.
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Archive of the "Engineering Word Of The Day" podcast, an informal show on engineering jargon. Powered by Pios Labs. Also playing short clips previewing other projects from Pios Labs. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/engineering-education/support
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Culinary Word of the Day is hosted by chef and author Jenn de la Vega. Subscribe to short, educational weekly dispatches to expand your vocabulary of the comestible across agriculture, technology, cooking techniques, food trends, and international cuisine. Esculentè is a behind-the-scenes conversation podcast hosted by Jenn de la Vega and research producer Alicia Book. For every three culinary words, Jenn and Alicia discuss material from the cutting room floor in a series of bonus episodes. ...
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Welcome to Tony Sam's Word of the Day Podcast! You may think you know what words mean, but YOU DON'T! Lucky for you, Tony Sam DOES. Tony Sam graduated magna cum laude from the Harvard School of Law and has been fascinated with the evolution of the English language as far back as he can remember. Currently serving as a Judge in the 23rd Circuit Court of Illinois, he finds time to learn more about words whenever he’s not walking his prized Labrador, Marshall. His other accolades include gradua ...
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 28, 2024 is: gadfly • \GAD-flye\ • noun In literal use, gadfly refers to any of various flies (such as a horsefly, botfly, or warble fly) that bite or annoy livestock. Gadfly is most popular in figurative use, however, where it refers to someone who provokes or annoys other people especially by persistent c…
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Brunneous is an adjective that means dark brown. Our word of the day comes almost directly from the Latin word brunneus (broo NAY oose) which means ‘brown.’ Here’s an example of brunneous in use: The brunneous color of the trees is very different from my surroundings during the week. It would be nice to have that shade when I wake up each day, but …
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 27, 2024 is: glean • \GLEEN\ • verb To glean is to gather or collect something bit by bit, or in a gradual way. Glean can also be used to mean “to search (something) carefully” and “to find out.” // Neil has a collection of antique tools gleaned from flea markets and garage sales. // They spent days gleanin…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 26, 2024 is: symposium • \sim-POH-zee-um\ • noun Symposium can refer either to a formal meeting at which experts discuss a particular topic, or to a collection of articles on a particular subject. Symposium has two plural forms: symposia and symposiums. // Professors and graduate students attended a three-d…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 25, 2024 is: countermand • \KOUNT-er-mand\ • verb To countermand an order is to revoke it, especially by giving a new order. // Orders to blow up the bridge were countermanded by local officials. See the entry > Examples: "He [rugby player Lewis Jones] almost missed his 1950 Welsh debut as he was about to b…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 24, 2024 is: ebullient • \ih-BULL-yunt\ • adjective If someone or something is appealingly lively and enthusiastic, they may also be described as ebullient. // Akua's ebullient personality made her the life of the party. See the entry > Examples: "[Les] McCann, who would later serve as a drummer and horn pl…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 23, 2024 is: panoply • \PAN-uh-plee\ • noun Panoply is a formal word that refers to a group or collection that is impressive either because of its size or because it includes so many different kinds of people or things. // The new website offers shoppers a panoply of snack foods, soft drinks, and other trea…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 22, 2024 is: belie • \bih-LYE\ • verb To belie something is to give a false idea or impression of it. Belie can also mean "to show (something) to be false or wrong." // Martin's easy banter and relaxed attitude belied his nervousness. // Their actions belie their claim of innocence. See the entry > Examples…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 21, 2024 is: neophyte • \NEE-uh-fyte\ • noun A neophyte is a person who has just started learning or doing something. // As an acting neophyte, Femi took a while to adjust to his newfound Hollywood fame. See the entry > Examples: "First premiering in 2006, Ugly Betty … built up a devoted fanbase. The series…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 20, 2024 is: futile • \FYOO-tul\ • adjective An effort, action, or emotion described as futile has no result or effect, and therefore serves no useful purpose. // City officials attempted to stifle the scandal, but their efforts were futile. See the entry > Examples: “... when resolve is wearing thin and ho…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 19, 2024 is: sequester • \sih-KWESS-ter\ • verb To sequester a person or group is to keep them separate or apart from other people. Sequester is also often used to mean “to bind or absorb (carbon dioxide) as part of a larger chemical process or compound.” // The jury was sequestered until a verdict was reac…
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Cerulean is an adjective that means sky blue. Our word of the day dates back to the mid 17th century and the Latin word caelum (KY loom) which means ‘sky.’ Here’s an example of cerulean in use: Andrea’s striking cerulean eyes were the first thing I noticed when I regained consciousness in the hospital. The second thing I noticed is the way her blue…
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Rubricate is a verb that means to color red. The Latin word rubrica (ROO brick uh) means ‘red.’ By the Late 16th century, this word had been imported to English and turned into a verb which meant to turn something red.’ Here’s an example: The author decided to rubricate the letters that indicated the location of the main character. By having this i…
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