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(pronounced FOH-lee-ay-ted)

This is not what you make an appointment at the spa for – that’s exfoliation. No, this happy little word is related to foliage – i.e., trees and leaves – and actual foils

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(pronounced foh-LEE duh-grahn-DUHR)

This elegant sounding French term means delusions of grandeur or megalomania — i.e., a lust for power, usually at the expense of others.


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(pronounced FAH-lee)

Though this fun-to-say word means a foolish act, a costly, misdirected undertaking, or a lack of good sense to most of the world, in the architecture and design sense it is used to