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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.
 
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 August 9, 2022 is: riposte • \rih-POHST\ • noun A riposte is a clever retort or retaliatory measure. In fencing, it refers specifically to a quick return thrust immediately following a successful defensive action. // She's known for having a brilliant riposte to nearly any insult. See the entry > Examples: "As …
 
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 8, 2022 is: crepuscular • \krih-PUHSS-kyuh-ler\ • adjective Crepuscular means "of, relating to, or resembling twilight." It is also used in zoological contexts to describe creatures that are active during twilight, or to the activities of such creatures. // As evening came on, fireflies began to appear i…
 
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 7, 2022 is: eminently • \EM-uh-nunt-lee\ • adverb Eminently is used as a synonym of very and means “to a high degree.” // All three outfielders are eminently capable of making an All-Star-caliber catch to help their team. See the entry > Examples: “As far as tequila goes, blancos are by far my favorite. …
 
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Gravimetric is an adjective that means related to the measurement of weight. Our word of the day comes from the Latin word gravis (GRAV is) which means ‘heavy.’ You could think of gravimetric as something related to the measurement of how heavy something is. Example: When Andy didn’t like what had been announced as his weight, he complained about g…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 6, 2022 is: adjudicate • \uh-JOO-dih-kayt\ • verb To adjudicate a dispute between parties is to make an official decision about which party is right. Adjudicate is also used to mean "to act as judge." // The case will be adjudicated in the state courts. // The property title cannot be transferred until a…
 
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Perdurable is an adjective that means enduring continuously. The Latin word perdurare (per door ARE ay) means ‘to endure.’ Our word of the day can be thought of as a more literary synonym of durable. I’d always thought of my German Shepard Max as my perdurable love — until he gobbled up those fig newtons I was saving. I still love him, but I might …
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 5, 2022 is: heartstring • \HAHRT-string\ • noun Heartstring is used, usually in the plural, to refer to someone's deepest emotions or affections. // The movie's emotional ending really pulls at your heartstrings. See the entry > Examples: "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be amazed at the talent on stage…
 
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Hereditament is a noun that means an item of inheritance. The Latin word hereditare (her red it ARE ay) means ‘inherit.’ It was later imported into English with the same meaning. For our word of the day, the suffix M-E-N-T was added to express the means or result of an action. Here’s an example of hereditament in use: That picture hanging in the li…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 4, 2022 is: brackish • \BRACK-ish\ • adjective Brackish is typically used to mean “somewhat salty,” and most often describes water or bodies of water, such as rivers, lakes, and estuaries. // The mangrove swamp is home to many species of plants and animals that thrive in brackish water. See the entry > E…
 
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Flexitarian is a noun that refers to a person who has a primarily vegetarian diet but occasionally eats meat or fish. The word flexitarian combines two common English words ‘flexible’ and ‘vegetarian’ to refer to someone who is flexible in terms of how strictly they adhere to a vegetarian diet. I’ve been a flexitarian for five years now. If I had t…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 3, 2022 is: patina • \puh-TEE-nuh\ • noun A patina is a usually green film that forms on copper and bronze that is exposed to moist air for an extended time. The word can also refer to a shiny or dark surface that over time forms naturally on something (such as wood or leather), or to a literal or figura…
 
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Fillip is a noun that refers to the act of flicking a finger against something. Our word of the day has an etymology similar to the words ‘flick’ or ‘flip.’ They are all from Middle English. Fillip in particular, has retained the same of ‘making a flip with the fingers.’ The word can also be used as a verb that means ‘to flip something with a finge…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 2, 2022 is: nebulous • \NEB-yuh-lus\ • adjective Nebulous is often used as a synonym of indistinct or vague, but can also be used to refer to something that is related to or that resembles a nebula. // Daniel’s description of the film was so nebulous that I’m still not quite sure what it is about. See th…
 
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 1, 2022 is: frolic • \FRAH-lik\ • verb Frolic means “to play and run about happily.” // One of the highlights of spring on the farm is watching newborn lambs frolic in the meadow. See the entry > Examples: “In front of her, kids frolicked on the playground and grassy field, dusting themselves off after t…
 
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 31, 2022 is: menagerie • \muh-NAJ-uh-ree\ • noun Menagerie is used to refer to a collection of animals kept especially to be shown to the public, as well as a place where such animals are kept. It can also refer more broadly to any varied mixture. // The aviary featured a menagerie of exotic birds. // The …
 
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