Word of the Day
By Word of the Day
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In this podcast, we highlight fun but underused words, explain their usage and origin, provide real-life conversational examples for each, and generally have a good time.
||CleanEpisode 37 - Wont||If it is your wont to tell anecdotes, please ensure they are short, witty, eloquent, new, and not far-fetched.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36 - Perfunctory||I'm just posting this so I won't get fined.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 - Remunerate + Impecunious||We prefer to be remunerated in iTunes reviews.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 - Auspicious||We took the auspices before posting this show, and they were favorable.||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 - Confabulate||(Shh! This is a confab. Keep your voice down, and keep this to yourself.)||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - Akin||If your kith and kin don't know about the show yet, alert them straightaway.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Cumbersome + Incumbent||Congressman Jenkins felt very encumbered by the cumbersome requirements of incumbency.||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - Ubiquitous||In most cases, a story pleases the first time only because it is unexpected.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - Sophisticate||Introducing a brand new segment: Conversation Etiquette From a Dozen Decades Ago||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Loll||Unfortunately, the field of lollonomics has been greatly neglected in academia.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Betide + Brouhaha||Woe often betides those who get into needless brouhahas.||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - Quandary||We've been very marshed of late preparing for Season 2.||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Tacit||It's the final episode of Season 1!||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Neologism + Wallmate||A bad wallmate can ruin your entire housing experience.||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Myriad||Among the myriad words on this show, with their myriad meanings, this one's especially interesting.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Mendacious||Mendacious exemplifies the intentionally obscure jargon of diplomacy. But it's still useful!||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Chide + Churlish||Careful about chiding the churlish. They don't take kindly to it.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Sound + Noise||No, not the noun forms of sound and noise--the verb forms!||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Beholden + Solicitous||Please accept our warm and toasty regards.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Pedantic||We lost a bet about aguillettes in a tete-a-tete.||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Misanthropic + Hornswoggle||You can trust the Word of the Day Podcast--we're not hornswogglers.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Erstwhile + Monies||Erstwhile podcast hosts often boast few monies.||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Blandishment||You're a wonderful person, you know that? Also, we need a favor.||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Monosyllabic + Discriminating||Discriminating listeners will enjoy this episode.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Philistine||New "Not In Stock" featuring The Philistine Bugle.||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Purloin||Why steal something when you can purloin it?||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Pleasantries||You can't be pleasant without pleasantries.||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Countenance||We simply won't countenance you not listening to this episode.||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Comestibles + Idyllic||Feeling spleenful? This episode might help.||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Pejorative + Vacuous||"Must be this tall to be cool."||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Inordinate||In what respect is the cake inordinate?||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Beset||Listeners to today's episode will be beset by an onslaught of linguistic knowledge.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Pyrrhic||Introducing a brand new segment: Not In Stock.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Ruminate||Introducing a new segment: Gratuitous Observations About Things.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Prejudicial||We move that the summary of this podcast be stricken from the record.||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Draconian||Who was Draco anyway?||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Esoteric||Today's word is esoteric. It's one of my favorites.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 - Introduction||In this pilot episode, we unveil the podcast. It's very exciting.||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This show is unimaginatively informative and superlatively entertaining. Wow wow.
Benevolent? Beneficent? Or both?
This was unimaginably informative and superlatively entertaining- and stuff.
Can't wait to use this with my students and for the episode on "esoteric".
I, for one, like this show
That's why I created it. If I did not like the show, I would delete it straightaway.