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(pronounced KOR-ner beed) If when you hear the word “bead” you think of colorful little baubles for jewelry, then hit your reset button. In this case, the bead is linear and functional rather than spherical and decorative. Corner beads

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(pronounced KOR-niss) A word of many meanings. Let’s run them down for

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(pronounced KAH-seht) We love this old-fashioned sounding verb, which means to pamper or treat and care for and protect in an overindulgent way. The noun form of the word means a pet, especially when referring to a little lamb.

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(pronounced KOH-tuh-ree) In slang terms, a coterie is what we more crudely refer to as a “click”: a close (often select or fashionable) crowd of people having with a mutual objective or interest. In a junior high context, that

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(pronounced koo-deh-GRAHS) Also seen spelled the French way: coup de grâce. Literally: a stroke of mercy. In that sense, it’s a little morbid. Commonly seen used in relation to the battlefield, it means the final shot or blow delivered

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(pronounced KRAY-dehl-tu-GRAYV eh-NA-lehs-sehs) See

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(pronounced krih-DEHN-zuh) In this day and age, we tend to associate this term with the back storage piece — sometimes possessing a knee space and/or complemented by a hutch — that often accompanies a desk in an office. However,

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(pronounced kreh-neh-LAY-shun) We admit it – crenellation is a weird word. The best way to remember this word is to think of castles. You know that gap-toothed / saw blade type design that makes up the parapet of the stereotypical

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(pronounced KRU-ehl) “Don’t be cruel…to a heart that’s true…” No, Elvis did not get to the top of the charts singing about “crewel,” a loosely twisted, one- or two-ply worsted wool yarn used for embroidery. “Crewel fabric” is created

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(pronounced KRIH-tih-kehl path) In construction / building project management, critical path describes the carefully considered series of interdependent tasks that results in the shortest total duration of the project. The idea is to ensure there are no delays on “critical”