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(pronounced sheh-GRIN) Chagrin is an odd-sounding, versatile word. Though you can use it as a verb, it is most commonly used as a noun, and it means the distress one feels when beset by disappointment, failure or humiliation. Sad,

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(pronounced SHAZE-lon(g)) No, we’re not dyslexic. That last word isn’t supposed to be spelled l-o-u-n-g-e, though it’s common to see it – and hear it – that way. This is another one of those French terms, and it translates

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(pronounced CHAYNJ OR-der) “Ch-ch-ch-ch-chaaannges…” (Sorry. Couldn’t resist a little Ex. 1: A retail developer might decide that she wants to add a fountain at the entrance of her shopping mall to attract more customers, which results in additional design,

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(pronounced CHAN-nehl bak) Channel-back is an adjective used to describe the upholstery technique used on chairs, sofas, headboards and footboards to create deep, vertical sections of cushioning.