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(pronounced ihg-ZA-ser-bayt) This very aggressive sounding transitive verb means to make something more severe, harsh or cruel. How appropriate. Example: The recent bankruptcy filing of Jill’s primary client will not only exacerbate her firm’s current cash flow problems but also

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(pronounced ehk-SKOR-ee-ayt)

This word’s hard, harsh sound conjures up nails on a chalkboard, which is appropriate since it means either to wear the skin off of or to reprimand and criticize

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(pronounced ihk-SPAN-tchehn A-tihk)

The space in the topmost part of a home normally used for storage but that is either finished out as living space or is suitable for conversion into habitable space.

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(pronounced ihk-SPAN-tchehn joynt)

Similar in idea to control joints in that their purpose is to allow structural movement with minimal or no damage, expansion joints actually contain flexible materials. Structures expand and contract due

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(pronounced ik-SPOHZD A-grih-geht) Although it might sound a little risqué, exposed aggregate is actually a concrete mix used for landscaping applications such as patios, plazas, pool decks, driveways, and sidewalks. There are two installation methods: 1) the concrete is

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(pronounced ik-SPOHZD STRUK-chur)

“Oh, I feel so exposed!” That’s what many ceilings are exclaiming these days, and not just in urban lofts, creative corporate offices, and hip-n-trendy restaurants. Why cover up the original woodwork or

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(pronounced ihk-SPUNJ)

This strong, harsh word reminds us of both the words “sponge” and “plunger,” which, in a round about, rather disgusting way that we do not need to get into,

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(pronounced ek-STEHN-ded kahst) Why are we teaching you a boring accounting term? Because you will encounter it on invoices. (Interior design isn’t ALL creative, you know!) In the bookkeeping game, the extended cost is the unit cost —