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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

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(pronounced shah-RET) The “ette” part of this word gives it away as French, no? Depending on whether or not you work well under stress, the lovely word charette can strike fear in the hearts of those who hear it, for

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(pronounced shuh-NEEL) This word does double-duty as it describes both the yarn and the fabric made from the yarn. The name chenille comes from the French word for caterpillar as the two share a fuzzy appearance and are soft

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(pronounced SHEV-rehn OR SHEV-rahn) As one of the world’s major oil and gas companies has this name and uses a graphical representation of it in its logo, the term should be easy to remember. A chevron is a very

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(pronounced chee) When you hear this word pronounced kigh (rhymes with high), it stands for the symbol "X" - the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. However, in our case, it comes from Chinese origins and is sometimes also written

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(pronounced chi-air-oh-SKYUR-oh) This Italian noun composed of chiaro (meaning clear) and scuro (meaning obscure) describes the interplay, representation and gradation of light and shadow with in a two-dimensional media — i.e., drawing, painting, photography, film — to suggest three-dimensional

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(pronounced shih-KAY-nuh-ree) At its most simple: trickery and deception, usually by out-foxing an opponent by illegal or underhanded means. It’s a fun word to say, but see that it’s not used to describe your actions. Example: Although he did not