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(pronounced MAR-kuh-tree)

A fancier name for the ancient decorative technique of inlay, which is a method of creating elaborate patterns by inserting pieces of fine material — such as wood, metal, stone, shell, or

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(pronounced MAY-sehn-ree)

A mason is a worker who is skilled in systematically laying / arranging units of heavy, solid material (like brick or stone) as to form a specific pattern and structure. The word masonry

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(pronounced MA-sihv OH-pehn AHN-lyne KORS)

Also known as a “MOOC,” this relatively new mode of distance learning allows a sizeable amount of students to participate in the same educational session at

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(pronounced MAS-ter-FOR-mat)

Most of us are familiar with the Dewey Decimal System used to catalogue and organize books in libraries. Think of MasterFormat as the equivalent system for the building construction industry. A product

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(pronounced MAS-ter-spehk)

Published by Architectural Computer Services for the American Institute of Architects , MasterSpec is a building and construction specification system for use by architects, interior designers, engineers, landscape architects and others.

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French for "cushioned", this medium to heavyweight type of fabric appears quilted, puckered or blistered depending on the exact construction of the cloth. A double cloth or compound fabric made of cotton, wool or other fibers, matelassé is

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(pronounced meh-TIR-ee-ehl DAY-ta SAYF-tee sheet)

Now that the building community and the public are becoming cognizant of potential dangers involved with some chemicals used in the construction process, Material Safety Data Sheets are often requested – often

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(pronounced muh-TRICK-yuh-late)

We admit it – this is a really weird word. It reminds us of the word matrimony, but it’s really a verb meaning to enroll as a member of something, usually of a

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(pronounced MAW-kish)

We love this word for some reason. (Maybe because it sounds so British") Anyway, it can mean either lacking taste, having an unpleasant taste, or being childishly sentimental.

Example sentence: Elle was

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(pronounced mek-MAN-shun)

As you might have guessed, this term doesn’t exactly derive from ancient Greek roots. The “Mc” must give it away. Yes, the prefix is referencing the ubiquitous cultural icon that is McDonald’s, the