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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 31, 2021 is: dally • \DAL-ee\ • verb 1 a : to act playfully; especially : to play amorously b : to deal lightly : toy 2 a : to waste time b : linger, dawdle Examples: Alton has been dallying with the idea of starting a bakery. "Just as businesses that dallied too long before moving into the era of computin…
You won’t want to snooze on this one, wordies! The Word of the Day is a noun that means “a signal, especially of alarm, sounded on a bell or bells.” Does it ring a bell? Press play to learn more!
Laggard is an adjective that means the tendency to lag behind. It’s also a noun that refers to someone one lags behind. The exact origin of our word of the day is unclear, but we know the word ‘lag’ entered the English language somewhere around the early 16th century. To lag means to fall behind in movement or progress, so as a noun, a laggard is s…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 30, 2021 is: wherefore • \WAIR-for\ • adverb 1 : for what reason or purpose : why 2 : therefore Examples: "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 1594-95 "According to The Blast, the legal filing said 'Wherefore, Petitioner requests an order of this court that t…
Starting a dialogue with today’s word is like arguing with a brick wall. The Word of the Day is an adjective that means “not to be disputed or contested.” Do you know it? Don't dispute it, just listen in to hear more!
Picayune is an adjective that means petty or meaningless and a noun that refers to an insignificant person or thing. Our word of the day comes directly from French, where it refers to a 19th century copper coin. Because this coin had a fairly small value, the word picayune came to refer to something or someone who didn’t mean much. For example: I t…
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 29, 2021 is: palaver • \puh-LAV-er\ • noun 1 a : a long discussion or meeting parley usually between persons of different cultures or levels of sophistication b : conference, discussion 2 a : idle talk b : misleading or beguiling speech Examples: Enough of this palaver. We have a lot to discuss. "[Adrian D…
We’re off to the races, wordies! Today’s word will certainly quicken your step. It is a noun that means “swiftness” or “speed.” What could it be? Kick your vocabulary learning into high gear by listening now!
Squee is a noun that means a delighted squeal and a verb that means to squeal. The origin of squee is unclear, but, as a noun it refers to a cry of delight. Here’s an example of squee used as a verb where it means ‘to squeal.” I was so happy when the Steelers won the Super bowl, people could hear me squee with joy from blocks away. That’s the kind …
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 28, 2021 is: bivouac • \BIV-uh-wak\ • verb 1 : to make a temporary encampment under little or no shelter 2 : to take shelter often temporarily 3 : to provide temporary quarters for Examples: The climbers bivouacked under the cliff's ledge. "Bivouacked in the middle of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf—a five-ho…
Today’s word will really give you something to chew on. The Word of the Day is a verb that means “to chew slowly and thoroughly.” Can you guess it? Tap play and savor this word treat!
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Erumpent is an adjective that means bursting forth. Our word of the day comes from the Latin erumpen (air ROOM pen) which means ‘erupting.’ It’s mainly used to describe plants or some other form of vegetation that are growing from the ground. But it can also be used figuratively, for example: At that time in New York, it seemed a brand new culture …
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 27, 2021 is: jeremiad • \jair-uh-MYE-ud\ • noun : a prolonged lamentation or complaint; also : a cautionary or angry harangue Examples: The news story was a scathing jeremiad against the invasion of privacy on celebrities. "We can expect a volley of jeremiads against wind power, as perhaps half that fleet …
You may not be telepathic, logophiles, but today’s word will definitely give you something to think about. The Word of the Day is an adjective that means “of or relating to the mind.” Do you think you know it? Listen now to see if you're right!
Felicitate is a verb that means to congratulate. The Latin word Felix (FAY licks) means ‘happy,’ and it gave birth to our word of the day which is mainly used as a synonym of the verb congratulate. Peter and I may have had our differences over the years, but I nonetheless felt compelled to congratulate him at the black belt ceremony. I felt that th…
It’s quiet in here, wordies … too quiet. And that’s exactly how today’s word wants it to be. This fun-to-say noun means "secrecy" or "reticence." Can you guess what it is?
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 26, 2021 is: urbane • \er-BAYN\ • adjective : notably polite or polished in manner Examples: "When had my willful and boorish cousin turned into this urbane young artist greeting the guests at her opening reception?" wondered James. "Offstage, he could be sensitive or surly, charming or sometimes combative…
Jejune is an adjective that means naive or simplistic. Our word of the day comes from the Latin word jejunus (jay JOO noose) which means ‘without food.’ From this, the word later came to refer to opinions or thoughts that were ‘without intellectual nourishment.’ Here’s an example: Being a college junior with a love of philosophy can lend itself to …
Start practicing those tongue twisters, wordies, because you’ll need perfect diction to tackle today’s word. It's a verb that means “to speak at length” or “to make a long, usually grandiloquent speech.” But we're just getting started! Press play to get the full story.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 25, 2021 is: hagiography • \hag-ee-AH-gruh-fee\ • noun 1 : biography of saints or venerated persons 2 : idealizing or idolizing biography Examples: "Music documentaries can veer into hagiography. That's not this story. It goes up and down, with constant left turns and surprises you don't expect." — Edgar W…
Scunner is a noun that refers to a strong dislike. The exact origin of scunner is unknown but we can trace it back to Late Middle English when it was first used to mean ‘shrink back with fear.’ More recently it refers an extreme aversion or dislike. Chris’ scunner of Spaghetti, linguini and garlic bread made no sense to me. After all, why own and o…
Today’s word will have you swimming in new lexical possibilities. It's a very useful adjective that means "swimming" or "floating." Let's dive right in.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 24, 2021 is: lexical • \LEK-sih-kul\ • adjective 1 : of or relating to words or the vocabulary of a language as distinguished from its grammar and construction 2 : of or relating to a lexicon or to lexicography Examples: As stated in the catalog, the university's second-year language courses are designed t…