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(pronounced keh-PREE-shehs) You never want to be described as capricious, as it means changing suddenly and repeatedly, often in behavior or temperament and frequently in an unreasonable or illogical manner. Example: After just two months working with her most recent

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(pronounced KAR-bohn FUT-prihnt) A popular term that has nothing to do with leaving sooty scuffmarks on your grandmother’s cream-colored carpet. This virtual footprint is a bit less tangible in that you can’t take a Polaroid of it for evidence

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(pronounced kar-boh-REK-see-uh) As you might imagine, this term is a combination of the words carbon and anorexia. It was coined for the purpose of describing some people’s extreme views and actions related to environmental / green / sustainable issues.

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(pronounced KAR-ding) No need to show us your identification because the kind of carding we are referring to here is the cleansing, stretching and disentangling procedure used in the production of wool. In order to prep for spinning into

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(pronounced karp) Out by its lonesome self, your first impression of “carp” most likely focuses on its definition as a fish. However, this schizophrenic word is also a verb meaning to find fault, irritably complain, or raise trivial objections

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(pronounced KEHR-ij haus / kohch haus) In days gone by, this was a small building used for storing and caring for horse-drawn carriages and coaches. As true horse power was replaced by mechanical horse power, these structures housed more

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(pronounced kart BLAHNSH) A French term that literally translates into “blank document”, but it means full discretionary power. Example: In her absence, the executive gave her personal assistant carte blanche to select finishes and furniture for her

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(pronounced car-TOOSH) This term can describe several items that at first appear to be unrelated. Firstly, when related to Egyptian culture, it describes a frame around a Pharaoh’s name, which is represented through hieroglyphics. In the decorative arts and

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(pronounced KAYS-gudz) The general term for furniture that supplies interior storage space, such as cabinets, credenzas, bookshelves, desks, dressers, buffets, etc. In the contract furniture world, manufacturers refer to office configurations as casegoods as to differentiate them from open

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(pronounced KAYS-mehnt) This term refers both to a window sash that opens using side hinges, as well as to the entire window utilizing this type of