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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.


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(pronounced MEH-tehl)

Remember this word by thinking of its homophone: metal. Metal is strong and durable. Likewise, mettle is a noun meaning stamina or staying quality, as well as strength of