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(pronounced AHB-duh-rut)

Try to remember this word by thinking of another word: objection. This adjective means persistently determined to do wrong and annoy, as well as dead set against to anyone else’s point of view.

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(pronounced AHB-feh-skayt)

This complicated sounding verb actually has a simple meaning: to confuse, darken or make obscure or unclear.

Example: Jessica grew suspicious of the general contractor’s

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(pronounced OB-zheh dahr)

A French term referring to something that is a work of art or that has some kind of artistic value, especially a fine antique or something considered to be “fine art” such

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(pronounced AHB-vee-ate)

Don’t confuse this word with obvious, though it does share the same Latin roots. Obviate is a verb meaning to anticipate and make unnecessary, to hinder or stop something from happening, or to

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(pronounced OCK-yew-lus)

In Latin this literally means “eye,” but we in the biz it’s used to describe – in general terms – an oval or circular window, or – in more specific terms – a

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(pronounced OH-jee)

The term “ogee” can be used as an adjective to describe something with an S-shaped profile, or it can be used as a noun and be the item itself. The former is

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(pronounced or-GAN-ik el-ee-DEE)

Talk about wave of the future. OLEDs – otherwise known as organic light emitting diodes – are positively space age. The technological advances are happening so fast on this stuff that you better read

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(pronounced OH-leh-fehn)

Olefin is a type of synthetic fiber that is used in the production of carpet, upholstery and wallcovering. As any textile fiber does, it has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantages include: resistance

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(pronounced AHM-nih-behs)

Though an omnibus can be used to refer to a motorized vehicle capable of transporting many riders or a volume comprised of many works, more often than not people

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(pronounced OH-neh-rehs or AH-neh-rehs)

Said with the correct tone of voice, this word sounds a little like what it means: troublesome, imposing, daunting, or representing a burden.