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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 April 23, 2024 is: exodus • \EK-suh-dus\ • noun An exodus is a situation in which many people leave a place at the same time—in other words a mass departure or emigration. // The resort town eagerly anticipated the mass exodus from the cities to its beaches as summer approached. See the entry > Examples: “Exper…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 22, 2024 is: palpable • \PAL-puh-bul\ • adjective Something described as palpable is obvious and notable. Palpable may also be used as a synonym of tangible to describe something that can be perceived by one's sense of touch. // The tension in the courtroom was palpable as the jury foreman stood to announ…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 21, 2024 is: noblesse oblige • \noh-BLESS-uh-BLEEZH\ • noun Noblesse oblige refers to the idea that people who have high social rank or wealth should be helpful and generous to people of lower rank or to people who are poor. // As the inheritor of a great fortune, he was raised to have a strong sense of n…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 20, 2024 is: gingerly • \JIN-jer-lee\ • adjective An act or manner described as gingerly is very cautious or careful. // It’s a delicate subject, and we need to approach it with gingerly care and tact. // The antelope moved with a gingerly gait that suggested it was hurt. See the entry > Examples: “Note: …
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 19, 2024 is: underwhelm • \un-der-WELM\ • verb To underwhelm someone is to fail to impress or excite them. // Despite the hype, the movie underwhelmed most reviewers, who criticized its slow pace and poor special effects. See the entry > Examples: "Wake me up when NBA All-Star Weekend ends. Let’s start wi…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 18, 2024 is: qua • \KWAH\ • preposition Qua is a preposition used in formal speech or writing that means “in the capacity or character of (someone or something).” It is used synonymously with as to indicate that someone or something is being referred to or thought about in a particular way. // The artist …
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 17, 2024 is: circumlocution • \ser-kum-loh-KYOO-shun\ • noun Circumlocution refers to the use of many words to say something that could be said more clearly and directly with fewer words. Usually encountered in formal speech and writing, circumlocution can also refer to speech that is intentionally evasiv…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 16, 2024 is: inalienable • \in-AY-lee-uh-nuh-bul\ • adjective Something considered inalienable is impossible to take away or give up. // The American ethos is built on the belief that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable rights. See the entry > Examples: "Despite the hurdles, comedi…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 15, 2024 is: purloin • \per-LOYN\ • verb To purloin is to take something that belongs to someone else—that is, to steal it. Purloin is much more formal-sounding than steal, but is often—though not always—encountered in humorous contexts, suggesting that the theft is not serious. // The puppy managed to pu…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 14, 2024 is: furlong • \FER-lawng\ • noun A furlong is a unit of distance equal to 220 yards (about 201 meters), and is used chiefly in horse racing. // To win the Kentucky Derby, a Thoroughbred must run 10 furlongs, or one and 1/4 miles. See the entry > Examples: “My battle with this monster began a deca…
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