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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

By Robert Yaniz Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Daily vocabulary lessons that fit even the busiest schedules

Podcast Educational Merriam-Webster Average run time: 2 minutes
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day doesn't offer listeners anything fancy, but it does exactly what it sets out to do. And impressively, it accomplishes its goal in record time. In less than two minutes, the podcast manages to introduce a detailed account of the day's word as well as its spelling, definition, part of speech, and example of it used in a sentence. The show even manages to give listeners a brief rundown of the word's place in the English language. This kind of no-frills podcast is almost designed to satisfy even listeners who don't have the time or the interest to engage in lengthier podcasts. And for students and others who are looking to build their vocabulary one day at a time, Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day is the ideal way to make such a goal achievable and part of your routine.

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