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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 ...
 
World events viewed from a Biblical perspective. Day by day, bit by bit building a case that Bible prophecy is 100% accurate. The Bible is as relevant in these last days as in any previous time in history. If you would like to hear from a fellow student of the Divine Word of the God of Israel this podcast may prove itself worthwhile. http://welcomehome777.com/
 
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 6, 2021 is: deep-six • \DEEP-SIKS\ • verb 1 : to get rid of : discard, eliminate 2 slang : to throw overboard Examples: Citing budget concerns, the city council announced that it has deep-sixed plans to repave the city's bike trails. "The movement impressed the Clinton White House, which began drafting an e…
 
Hortatory is an adjective that means ‘tending to exhort.’ Coming from the Latin word hortari (hor TAR ay) which means ‘to exhort’ or ‘strongly encourage,’ hortatory is often used in a religious context to refer to someone delivering a sermon. When a message is conveyed in a way that is similar to a sermon, we can call it hortatory. Ryan’s hortatory…
 
To shrink the number of our faulty counts, you have to learn how to debounce. This is Episode 105 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs Listen to the latest episodes: http://engineeri…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 5, 2021 is: sprightly • \SPRYTE-lee\ • adjective 1 : marked by a gay lightness and vivacity : spirited 2 : having a distinctively piquant taste : zesty Examples: "It began with a sprightly melody, exact and almost priggish, which seemed an absurd contrast to the surroundings. People should have been … tipto…
 
Esurient is an adjective that means ‘hungry’ or ‘greedy.’ The Latin word esurire (ess oo EAR ay) means ‘to hunger.’ After evolving into our word of the day, its meaning has shifted a little and esurient is usually used metaphorically to refer to ‘greed.’ For example: Brad’s esurient approach to life has often led to some unscrupulous behavior. He p…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 4, 2021 is: succumb • \suh-KUM\ • verb 1 : to yield to superior strength or force or overpowering appeal or desire 2 : to be brought to an end (such as death) by the effect of destructive or disruptive forces Examples: "Of all the food experiences I have missed in the last year, one stands out: my regular t…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 3, 2021 is: conciliatory • \kun-SILL-yuh-tor-ee\ • adjective : tending to win over from a state of hostility or distrust : intended to gain the goodwill or favor of someone Examples: As the irate customer yelled, the manager adopted a soothing, conciliatory tone and promised that the situation would be reme…
 
Generative is an adjective that means ‘able to produce.’ Our word of the day is derived from the Latin word generare (jen air ARE ay) which means ‘to beget’ or ‘to generate.’ If something can be described as generative, it produces or creates something. I wasn’t aware of the generative powers of our company until I watched things grow over time. It…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 2, 2021 is: abjure • \ab-JOOR\ • verb 1 formal a : to renounce upon oath b : to reject solemnly 2 formal : to abstain from : avoid Examples: "Pop was indeed eating itself. 'If you've gone eight bars and there hasn't been an inanity,' argued [musician Green Gartside], 'it's time for a "baby" or an "ooh" or a…
 
Prefigure is a verb that means ‘to be an early indication of something.’ The Latin word figurare (fee goo ARE ay) means ‘to typify.’ By adding the prefix P-R-E, we get something that means ‘to typify or embody in advance.’ An example of our word of the day in use is: Robin’s poor performance on the test seemed to prefigure her inability to keep up …
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 1, 2021 is: fustian • \FUSS-chun\ • noun 1 a : a strong cotton and linen fabric b : a class of cotton fabrics usually having a pile face and twill weave 2 : high-flown or affected writing or speech; broadly : anything high-flown or affected in style Examples: "In 1798, William Wordsworth arrived from Bristo…
 
Proxemics is a noun that refers to the study of the space people need to put between each other in order to function. The Latin word Proximus (PROX ee moose) means ‘nearest.’ This has given birth to words like ‘approximate’ and ‘proximity.’ Our word of the day is related to these words, but it refers to a more formal study. An example of its use is…
 
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