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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 January 18, 2022 is: winsome • \WIN-sum\ • adjective Winsome means "pleasing or cheerful." // The interviewers all remarked on the candidate's winsome personality, which made her stand out among the other qualified job applicants. See the entry > Examples: "Among the fabled activists who risked their lives and …
 
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Avast, word mateys! As we take to the sea, today’s word will teach us about the shoreline we’ll leave behind. The Word of the Day is a noun that means “a long, narrow indentation of the seacoast,” and it commonly appears in Scottish place names. Do you know i…
 
Exordial is an adjective that means taking place at the beginning. The Latin word exoridi (EX or deer ee) means ‘begin.’ By the Late 16th century, the word exordium, meaning ‘beginning’ had entered English. Exordial refers to the something taking place in the introductory part. Audrey’s exordial moments at college were strange. It took a while to a…
 
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Prothalamion is a noun that refers to a song celebrating an upcoming marriage. Our word of the day comes from the title of a 16th century poem and is typically used in a literary or historical context. But as songs are still performed at weddings, prothalamion may be used in a modern, ordinary context. Here’s an example: As a songwriter, I’ve mostl…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 16, 2022 is: sanguine • \SANG-gwin\ • adjective Sanguine means "confidently optimistic." // The young CEO is sanguine about the struggling company's future. See the entry > Examples: "Mystifyingly, the Tony-nominated actress was never invited to audition for the 2020 Broadway revival of … 'West Side Sto…
 
Wanderwort is a noun that refers to a word from one language that is used in many others. Our word of the day consists of two words that are German in origin, wander, meaning ‘to meander or travel,’ and ‘wort,’ for ‘word.’ Simply put, a wanderwort is a word that has travelled from one language to another — and sometimes to many others. Because it i…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 15, 2022 is: euphemism • \YOO-fuh-miz-um\ • noun A euphemism is an agreeable or inoffensive word or phrase that is used instead of one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant. // The euphemism "passed on" is often used to communicate the unpleasant news that someone has "died." See the entry > E…
 
Stratagem is a noun that refers to a move made to outwit one's opponents. The Greek word stratos (STRAH tose) means ‘army.’ This gave birth to a number of words like ‘strategy’ that originated in military use, but can be used outside of that context as well. Stratagem refers specifically to a move made to fool an enemy. Chuck’s decision to go to th…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 14, 2022 is: gloss • \GLAHSS\ • verb Gloss means "to provide a brief explanation of a difficult or obscure word or expression" or, generally, "to explain or interpret." // The text of the book is relatively jargon-free and most of the technical vocabulary has been glossed. See the entry > Examples: "Glo…
 
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Summarily is an adverb that means without delay or formalities. Coming from the Latin word summa (SUE ma) meaning ‘sum total,’ our word of the day is a variation of ‘summary,’ a word often used in law meaning ‘conducted without the legal formalities.’ Summarily can be used in a legal context or an ordinary one. Here’s an example of it being used in…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 13, 2022 is: meritorious • \mair-uh-TOR-ee-us\ • adjective Meritorious means "deserving of honor or esteem." // At the gathering, the company's president expressed his gratitude to employees for their meritorious service. See the entry > Examples: "It's no secret that these companies have a lot on the l…
 
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Peckish is an adjective that means hungry. Our word of the day is typically used informally to describe hunger. It comes from the word peck, as in ‘pecking at your food.’ Here’s an example of it: I often feel a little peckish when I get up in the morning. But I’ve learned to discipline myself. If I ate every time I was hungry, I’d have a serious we…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 12, 2022 is: stir-crazy • \STER-KRAY-zee\ • adjective Stir-crazy means "distraught because of prolonged confinement." // Guests at the ski lodge began going stir-crazy after Day 3 of being snowed in by the blizzard. See the entry > Examples: "Trying to decide what to do with stir-crazy Vermont kids in w…
 
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Pensum is a noun that refers to a task assigned as punishment. The Latin word pensus refers to something done for the sake of justice or punishment. Our word of the day comes from this origin and maintains a similar meaning. A pensum is often something assigned in a school setting to punish a student. Here’s an example: As a teenager, I always thou…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 11, 2022 is: tome • \TOHM\ • noun A tome is a large or scholarly book. // The book is a literary tome set during the French Revolution. See the entry > Examples: "Paul McCartney, the iconic Beatles band member, ... has put out a tome of a memoir. Inside the creator recounts his more than eight decades o…
 
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