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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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Talisman is a noun that refers to a person regarded as representing and inspiring a particular group. The Greek word ‘telos’ means ‘result’ or ‘end.’ This word drifted into English by the mid 17th century and soon came to refer to a man who helps complete a process. Today talisman is most likely to be used metaphorically to mean someone who inspire…
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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