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An informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. Hosted by interdisciplinary engineer Pius Wong, also host of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast. Produced by Pios Labs. Support the podcast by donating to Pius's studio on Patreon: www.patreon.com/pioslabs.
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Welsh Word of the Day is a new Welsh Language Learning podcast teaching a Welsh word everyday. Every week there is a new theme and all the words for that week, will link to the theme.
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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In just two minutes, you'll get a fun and friendly dose of word roots, three times a week. Understand these roots and how they work together, and you’ll have a firm grasp of nearly any English word you come across. http://membean.com
Voice medicine to soothe your soul, from freedom worker, poet, author, and spoken word artist Dr. Jaiya John. Bedtime bliss. Morning meditation. Daytime peace. Comfort. Calm. Soul food. Come, gather around the fire. Let me read for you... Books online wherever books hang out. Learn more at jaiyajohn.com.
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth" (Isaiah 52:7). Jonathan Heng was born in Singapore. He was born again at the age of fourteen and baptized in the Holy Spirit two years later. Since then, the calling of God for ministry has been upon his life. Jonathan served in the ministry of helps and mercy in his high school days and ...
Hypethral is an adjective that means ‘having no roof or open to the sky.’ The Greek prefix H-Y-P-O means ‘under.’ When combined with the Greek word aither (EYE there) which means ‘air,’ we get a word that means under the air or heavens. I’m not sure whose brilliant idea it was to build a hypethral arena in Seattle, but they must not have been aware…
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 9, 2021 is: paean • \PEE-un\ • noun 1 : a joyous song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving, or triumph 2 : a work that praises or honors its subject : encomium, tribute Examples: "But Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town,' set amid the mountains there, is no folksy paean to simplicity. It's a boldly experimental…
Lala-hu is a Hawaiian word literally translated as ‘happily rising’.Di Britain Ryan Strah
The skies are blue today when it comes to enriching your vocabulary, even though today’s word prefers things overcast. The Word of the Day is a verb that means “to cloud over, becloud, or obscure.” Listen now for more clarity on this word!
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…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 8, 2021 is: frugal • \FROO-gul\ • adjective : characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of resources Examples: "Frugal diners might prefer hitting Ulrich's on Monday nights, when all burgers are $3 off. It's one of the best deals Downtown, or anywhere in town." — Nick Vlahos, The Peoria (Illinois) J…
ਉੱਲੂ ਦਾ ਪੱਠਾ is a Punjabi term literally translated into ‘son of an owl’.Di Britain Ryan Strah
Reading the unpublished piece, "Sheba." This piece will be included in the new revised printing of my spoken word book, Father to Son: Ode to Our Black Young, available online in the second week of May, 2021. jaiyajohn.com. Books online everywhere... Support the show (https://venmo.com/jaiyajohn)Di Jaiya John
Taproot is a noun that refers to ‘the place of future development or growth.’ When used literally, a taproot simply refers to a root from a tree that grows vertically downward and creates more, smaller roots. Metaphorically, it can mean a place where growth has taken place. For example: That section of town became a taproot for business in the city…
Samantha has only seen her boyfriend six times in the past year, and she's wondering if it's a good idea to move overseas to be closer to him.
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 7, 2021 is: archipelago • \ahr-kuh-PEL-uh-goh\ • noun 1 : an expanse of water with many scattered islands 2 : a group of islands 3 : something resembling an archipelago; especially : a group or scattering of similar things Examples: "The Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, is recognized …
If you’re feeling a bit burned out, today’s word is for you. It is an adjective that means “without interest, vigor, or determination” or “listless; lethargic.” Interested in hearing more about this word? Listen now for a lift!
Kankerlijer is a Dutch word literally translated into ‘cancer sufferer’.Di Britain Ryan Strah
Reading the unpublished friendship piece, "Sister Stew." This piece will be included in the new revised printing of my spoken word book, Father to Son: Ode to Our Black Young, available online in the second week of May, 2021. jaiyajohn.com. Books online everywhere... Support the show (https://venmo.com/jaiyajohn)…
Limn is a verb that means ‘to describe in words.’ The Latin word illuminare (ee loom in ARE ay) means ’to shine.’ It’s related to English words like ‘illuminate.’ When we illuminate something in a literal sense, we shine light on it. We when do so figuratively, we describe it or bring it to life. That’s how our word of the day came to have its mean…
Amy's husband is using the money she needs for household bills to fund his new business, leaving her worried and upset.
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…
Today’s word merits a mwah-ha-ha! The word is a verb meaning “to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose.” Do you know what it is? Plot your course to this podcast to find out!
Strewth is an Australian slang compounding and contraction of the phrase 'God's Truth', indicating surprise.Di Britain Ryan Strah
Reading two pieces. The first, "She Was Born This Way," and the second, "Brilliant Daylight," both from my book, Legendary: A Tribute to Those Who Honorably Serve Devalued Children. jaiyajohn.com. Books online everywhere... Support the show (https://venmo.com/jaiyajohn)Di Jaiya John
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…
Even though Ivonne is married with a baby, she is still extremely close to her mother, allowing her to visit for months at a time.
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…
Being dealt a lousy rack of letter tiles is small potatoes compared to today’s word! It's an adjective that means “providing or yielding meagerly in return for much effort” or “demanding or unrewarding.” Can you spell it out? Press play to hear more!
बहनचोद is a Hindi word literally translated into 'sister fucker'.Di Britain Ryan Strah
Reading the piece that begins, "Today, be the most beautiful thing..." from my book, Calm: Inspiration for a Possible Life. jaiyajohn.com. Books online everywhere... Support the show (https://venmo.com/jaiyajohn)Di Jaiya John
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…
Julius had a chaotic childhood and, as an adult, has a tendency to date troubled women including the single mom he is thinking about marrying.
21-year-old Phillip is in college, trying to discover what he's supposed to do next with his life.
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…