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(pronounced MAY–ah KOOL-pa)

A Latin term translated as “through my fault” and used as an apology or a formal acknowledgment of personal fault or error.

Example: “Mea culpa! I am horrified that I purged those documents from the

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(pronounced meh-LIH-fluh-wus)

What a fabulous word. Just say it out loud. Doesn’t it sound like what you would imagine honey sounding like if that lovely golden substance had a sound" That’s a good thing because

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(pronounced mem-BRAYN)

We don’t particularly care for this word. Images of silvery surfaces of raw meat, deteriorating layers of mystery substances, and dental-enhanced members of the band

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No dictation involved here – it’s not that kind of memo. It’s another name for a swatch or a relatively small sample of a textile. Size will vary from manufacturer to

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When you pronounce this, you don’t say “mep” (rhymes with Johnny Depp); instead, spell out the initials M-E-P. They stand for Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing. These engineers are the left-brained people on the project team who

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(pronounced mer-KYUR-ee-ehl)

As you might imagine, the origin of this word is the Roman god Mercury, after which the planet is named. Due to Mercury’s darting about, traveling the earth and heavens as a messenger, the word

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(pronounced MER-lehn)

See crenellation.


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(pronounced MET-tehl-eyez-ing)

The idea is similar to plating but refers to depositing a coating of metal on non-metallic objects instead of on other metallic objects.

See also: anodized, plating

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(pronounced meh-TAS-teh-sIz)

Most often used to describe the proliferation of cancer within someone’s body, this word, which means to expand or grow out from an existing site, is also used to

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(pronounced MEH-trik)

Since you know what the “metric system” of measurement is, it probably wouldn’t surprise you that a metric is simply a standard of measurement.

Example: