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(pronounced DOH-sent)

A guide – usually a volunteer – who is trained to provide educational tours to visitors through an art gallery, museum, campus or noteworthy site. Docents communicate facts and stories, bringing the subject matter alive

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(pronounced DAW-gehd)

Just like a canine companion will patiently persist in the pursuit of food or prey, someone who is dogged is stubbornly determined and tenaciously persevering in the pursuit of

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(pronounced DAWHG-muh)

Though it’s a combination of some of the first words you learn to speak as a baby, the average child won’t have use for this word until later in

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(pronounced DOHL-drehmz)

Thought this odd little word describes the area near the earth’s equator that has low air pressure and little or no wind, it is more commonly used to describe feelings depression, stagnation, boredom,

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(pronounced DAH-pehl-gang-er)

For years I was confused by this spooky, umlaut-encrusted word. As you might imagine, the term is German in origin (doppel = double), and it has a few definitions

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(pronounced DUH-behl stuhd wahl kehn-STRUHK-shehn)

Using modern construction techniques, walls, otherwise known as partitions, are have studs as their skeleton and drywall as their skins. Typical wall framing calls for a single stud every

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(pronounced DUH-behl hung WIHN-doh)

Probably the most common style of window, the double-hung variety features two vertical sashes mounted on separate guides, one above the other. Sometimes both are mobile so that either or

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(pronounced duv-TAYL)

The term “dovetail” sounds so delicate and romantic that you’d never really associate it with the more masculine task of carpentry. Oh, but you should! A dovetail is quite a historic type of