Splice-station-sidebar-header
No-podcasts
Ad
 

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day: Episodes

<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 18, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>eventuate</strong> &#149; \ih-VEN-chuh-wayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to come out finally <strong>:</strong> result, come about <br />
</p>
<p>
<strong>Example ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 17, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>banausic</strong> &#149; \buh-NAW-sik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: relating to or concerned with earning a living -- used pejoratively; <em>also</em> ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 16, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>crapulous</strong> &#149; \KRAP-yuh-lus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : marked by intemperance especially in eating or drinking 2 : sick from ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 15, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>paladin</strong> &#149; \PAL-uh-din\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a trusted military leader (as for a medieval prince) 2 : a leading champion ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 14, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>propitiate</strong> &#149; \proh-PISH-ee-ayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of <strong>:</strong> appease, conciliate ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 13, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>retrodict</strong> &#149; \ret-ruh-DIKT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to utilize present information or ideas to infer or explain (a past event or state ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 12, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>golden parachute</strong> &#149; \GOHL-dun-PAIR-uh-shoot\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a generous severance agreement for a corporate executive in the ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 11, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>armistice</strong> &#149; \AHR-muh-stus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement between the opponents <strong>:</strong> ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 10, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>precentor</strong> &#149; \prih-SEN-ter\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a leader of the singing of a choir or congregation <br />
</p>
<p>
<strong>Example ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 09, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>sylvan</strong> &#149; \SILL-vun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : living or located in the woods or forest b : of, relating to, or characteristic ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 08, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>ineluctable</strong> &#149; \in-ih-LUK-tuh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: not to be avoided, changed, or resisted <strong>:</strong> inevitable ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 07, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>fossick</strong> &#149; \FAH-sik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 a : to search about <strong>:</strong> rummage b : to search for by or as if by rummaging ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 06, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>vagary</strong> &#149; \VAY-guh-ree\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an erratic, unpredictable, or extravagant manifestation, action, or notion <br />
</p>
<p>
<strong>Example ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 05, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>greasy spoon</strong> &#149; \GREE-see-SPOON\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a dingy small cheap restaurant <br />
</p>
<p>
<strong>Example sentence:</strong><br ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 04, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>ululate</strong> &#149; \ULL-yuh-layt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: howl, wail <br />
</p>
<p>
<strong>Example sentence:</strong><br />
The puppy <em>ululated</em> ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 03, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>pungle</strong> &#149; \PUNG-gul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to make a payment or contribution of money -- usually used with up <br />
</p>
<p>
<strong>Example ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 02, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>psephology</strong> &#149; \see-FAH-luh-jee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the scientific study of elections <br />
</p>
<p>
<strong>Example sentence:</strong><br ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 01, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>contrite</strong> &#149; \kun-TRYTE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming <br />
</p>
<p>
<strong>Example ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 31, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>hobgoblin</strong> &#149; \HAHB-gahb-lin\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a mischievous goblin 2 : a source of fear, perplexity, or harassment <br ...
<font size="-1">
<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 30, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
<p>
<strong>misconstrue</strong> &#149; \miss-kun-STROO\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to understand or explain wrongly <strong>:</strong> misinterpret <br />
</p>
<p>
<strong>Example ...
Please wait...