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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 ...
 
WELCOME TO "The Word Of The King" Ecclesiastes 8:4 "Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?" KJV AV1611 St. Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised," KJV AV1611Here at "The Word Of The King", I (evangelist Timothy Gruver ...
 
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Muggle is a noun that refers to ‘a person with no particular skills.’ Our word of the day comes from the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. I was initially used to describe people ‘a person without magical powers.’ It has since been adapted to refer to anyone with particular powers or skills of any kind. Example: As. Kid, I grew up afraid that if…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 13, 2021 is: titanic • \tye-TAN-ik\ • adjective : having great magnitude, force, or power : colossal Examples: "A supernova occurs when a massive star in the bright disk of the galaxy runs out of fuel at the end of its life. With no 'fire' in its belly to beat back gravity's inexorable pull, the star implo…
 
Aphotic is an adjective that means ‘having no light.’ Our word of the day combines the Greek prefix ‘A,’ meaning ‘without’ with ‘photic’ (FOE tick) meaning ‘light.’ Frequently used in nature, aphotic describes a thing or place that has no light. We were hoping to get some great pictures on our underwater dive. But unfortunately, the aphotic conditi…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 12, 2021 is: virtuoso • \ver-choo-OH-soh\ • noun 1 : one who excels in the technique of an art; especially : a highly skilled musical performer (as on the violin) 2 : an experimenter or investigator especially in the arts and sciences : savant 3 : one skilled in or having a taste for the fine arts 4 : a pe…
 
Enfeoff is a verb that means ‘to surrender property.’ Coming from Middle English, our word of the day has traditionally been used in legal proceedings to describe the exchange of property. For example: The owner of the building isn’t happy to surrender the property he’s owned for many years, but according to the law, he has to enfeoff it to the new…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 11, 2021 is: poignant • \POY-nyunt\ • adjective 1 a : painfully affecting the feelings : piercing b : deeply affecting : touching c : designed to make an impression : cutting 2 a : pleasurably stimulating b : being to the point : apt 3 : pungently pervasive Examples: "Across Texas and the U.S. this year, h…
 
Abuzz is an adverb that means ‘characterized by lots of talk or gossip.’ Our word of the day began life as a variation of the word ‘buzz,’ Buzz is a word from Middle English that is imitative, which means it imitates the sounds of the thing it describes. When we describe something as abuzz, we mean it is buzzing. It’s often used metaphorically to d…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 10, 2021 is: majuscule • \MAJ-uh-skyool\ • noun : a large letter (such as a capital) Examples: "At least the random emphatic majuscules on blogs are uncommon enough to make a rhetorical impression, though perhaps one not quite worthy of Serious Journalism." — Katy Waldman, Slate, 25 Aug. 2016 "It is the na…
 
Doyen is a noun that refers to ‘the most respected member of a particular field.’ The Latin word decanus (day CON oos) refers to ‘the chief of a group of ten.’ The word was later imported into French and eventually English when it dropped the association with the number ten and came to refer simply to ‘a chief or leader.’ It is related to the word …
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 9, 2021 is: enjoin • \in-JOIN\ • verb 1 : to direct or impose by authoritative order or with urgent admonition 2 a : forbid, prohibit b : to prohibit by a judicial order : put an injunction on Examples: "And yet, to satisfy this good old man, / I would bend under any heavy weight/ That he'll enjoin me to."…
 
Inanition is a noun that refers to ‘exhaustion or a lack of enthusiasm.’ Our word of the day comes from the Latin word Inanis (ee NON ees) which means ‘empty’ or ‘void.’ When a person suffers from inanition, they are lacking in vigor or stamina. It wasn’t easy to get work done in a state of inanition. Having no energy all day long has a way of slow…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 8, 2021 is: bumptious • \BUMP-shus\ • adjective : presumptuously, obtusely, and often noisily self-assertive : obtrusive Examples: "The brash, bumptious New Yorkers I'd encountered in college had assured me that everything in New York was 'the best.'" — Herbert Buchsbaum, The New York Times, 19 Jan. 2021 "…
 
Today’s word should leave you unstressed. It is a noun that means “the mid-central, neutral vowel sound typically occurring in unstressed syllables in English, such as the ‘a’ in sofa, ‘e’ in system, ‘i’ in easily, ‘o’ in gallop, or ‘u’ in circus.” Can you name it? Press play to hear it!
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 7, 2021 is: solipsism • \SOH-lip-sih-zum\ • noun : a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing; also : extreme egocentrism Examples: "The solipsism born of social distancing and months of relative confinement leads me to see everyth…
 
Venerate is a verb that means ‘to revere or hold in high regard.’ The Latin word venerari (ven air ARE ay) means ’to adore or revere.’ When venerari drifted into the English language in the early 17th century and became venerate, it retained its same basic meaning. An example of its use: Those in the popsicle industry have come to venerate my grand…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 6, 2021 is: glean • \GLEEN\ • verb 1 : to gather grain or other produce left by reapers 2 : to gather information or material bit by bit 3 a : to pick up after a reaper b : to strip of the leavings of reapers 4 a : to gather (something, such as information) bit by bit b : to pick over in search of relevant…
 
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