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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.
 
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. ...
 
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 December 1, 2022 is: sandbag • \SAND-bag\ • verb When used figuratively, sandbag usually means “to hit or stun as if with a sandbag,” “to criticize or treat unfairly” or “to hide one’s true abilities or purpose in order to deceive people, gain an advantage, etc.” // She felt sandbagged by some of the feedback i…
 
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Behest is a noun that refers to an authoritative order. Coming from Old English, our word of the day is related to the German word for ‘command.’ Here’s an example: At the behest of our bank manager, we worked a few extra late hours this week. I’m no big fan of working extra hours, but when your boss makes an authoritative order, you follow it.…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 30, 2022 is: quiddity • \KWID-uh-tee\ • noun Quiddity refers to the essence of a thing—that is, whatever makes something the type of thing that it is. Quiddity can also refer to a small and usually trivial complaint or criticism, or to a quirk or eccentricity in someone's behavior. // The novelist’s ge…
 
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 29, 2022 is: motley • \MAHT-lee\ • adjective Motley usually means "made up of many different people or things," and often appears in the phrase "motley crew" or "motley mix." It can also mean "variegated in color." // I love movies that feature a motley crew of characters putting aside their difference…
 
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Apposite is an adjective that means apt for a given setting. Our word of the day comes from the Latin word appositus (OPP oh SEE toose) which means ‘applied toward.’ It entered English in the late 16th century. It’s best understood as a synonym of ‘germane’ or ‘relevant.’ Here’s an example of apposite in use: Maybe it’s me, but I didn’t think my na…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 28, 2022 is: wheedle • \WEE-dul\ • verb Wheedle means "to use soft words or flattery," usually for the purpose of persuading someone to do something or to give you something. It is often used disapprovingly, and is frequently followed by the word into, as in "wheedle one's way into favor." // The sales…
 
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Crural is an adjective that means related to the leg. Our word of the day comes from the Latin word crus (CROOSE) which means ‘leg.’ Entering English in the late 16th century, it has come to be used mostly within formal medical or anatomical contexts. But it may occasionally be used to describe animals. Here’s an example: After years of study, we d…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 27, 2022 is: onomatopoeia • \ah-nuh-mah-tuh-PEE-uh\ • noun Onomatopoeia means “the creation or use of words that imitate sounds.” It can also refer to the words themselves. // The poem “Cynthia in the Snow” by Gwendolyn Brooks is famous for its beautiful onomatopoeia, capturing in vivid language snow’s…
 
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Juvenescence is a noun that refers to the state or period of being young. The latin word juvenis (YOU ven ees) which means ‘young’ is the basis for the word juvenile as well as the basis for our word of the day which entered the English language in the early 19th century. If I had been more determined to prepare for the future, I would have spent m…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 26, 2022 is: sustain • \suh-STAYN\ • verb Sustain means "to provide what is needed for something or someone to exist or continue; to nourish." It can also mean "to hold up the weight of," "to suffer or endure," or "to confirm or prove." In legal contexts, to sustain something is to decide or state that…
 
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Ostentatious is an adjective that means characterized by vulgar or pretentious display. Our word of the day comes from the Latin word ostentare (OS ten TAR ay) which means ‘to show or display.’ Entering English in the mid 15th century, our word of the day is often used to describe the tendency to show or display one’s wealth a little too much. For …
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 25, 2022 is: jejune • \jih-JOON\ • adjective Jejune is a formal word often used as a synonym of juvenile to describe things (such as behaviors, attitudes, etc.) that are immature, childish, or simplistic. It can also mean "uninteresting" or "boring." // Her rude and jejune remarks about the painting we…
 
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Rapturous is an adjective that means expressing or feeling great pleasure. Our word of the day is derived from the Latin word raptus (ROP toos) which means ‘to seize.’ From this word, rapture entered the English language in the late 16th century. Rapturous is the adjective version. Here’s an example of it in use. The first ten minutes of the movie …
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 24, 2022 is: cornucopia • \kor-nuh-KOH-pee-uh\ • noun A cornucopia, also known as a horn of plenty, is a curved, hollow goat’s horn or similarly shaped receptacle (such as a horn-shaped basket) that is overflowing, especially with fruit and vegetables. The image of a cornucopia is commonly used as deco…
 
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Valedictory is an adjective that means serving as a farewell. The Latin phrase vale dicere (VAL ay dee CHAIR ay) means ‘to say goodbye,’ and it provides the origin or our word of the day. Valedictory is often used in a formal setting. Here’s an example. It was a touching moment to watch the king offer a heartfelt valedictory to his subjects. Saying…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 23, 2022 is: vamoose • \vuh-MOOSS\ • verb Vamoose is an informal word that means "to depart quickly." // With the sheriff and his posse hot on their tails, the bank robbers knew they had better vamoose. See the entry > Examples: "[Ali S.] Khan's group packed fast and vamoosed on a small airplane, which…
 
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Cozen is a verb that means to trick or deceive. The Latin word cocio (COE see oh) means ‘dealer,’ but after a trip through the Italian language, the word evolved into a verb cozzonare (coe zone ARE ay) meaning ‘to cheat.’ By the late 16th century it landed in English as our word of the day. Here’s an example of cozen in use: Sorry I didn’t reply to…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 22, 2022 is: leonine • \LEE-uh-nyne\ • adjective Leonine means “of, relating to, or resembling a lion.” // She spent hours in the bathroom trying to detangle her leonine tresses. See the entry > Examples: “As I tried harder and harder ... I began to understand more about what [Fabio] meant at the time,…
 
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