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(pronounced NEK-suhs)

We remember this word because the of the “x” smack dab in the middle of the word. An “x” has a perfect middle point where the two lines of the letter cross, creating

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(pronounced neesh OR nitch)

Toh-may-toh, toh-mah-toh. Say this word the first way and you sound pretentious; say it the other, and you sound like a hick. You can’t win. Not to say that it isn’t

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(pronounced NO-men-klay-chur)

This one’s easy because it almost sounds like what it means anyway: a name or designation. More specifically it’s a collection of terms having to do with a specific industry, discipline, or science.

Example: Sometimes the

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(pronounced NAH-mih-nuhl)

If you look in the dictionary, this adjective bears a variety of meanings. We’re going to define how it is most commonly used in the design industry, however. Plus, we’ve included example sentences below of

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(pronounced nahn-SEH-kweh-ter)

You know how you’ll be in a social or business setting, actively engaged in a topic of conversation with others, and then one person will utter a statement that has absolutely no apparent relationship or

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(pronounced nahn-peh-REHL)

Used as an adjective, this word means having no equal — i.e., unparalleled, peerless or incomparable. As a noun, nonpareil is defined as paragon or a person of unrivaled

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(pronounced nahn-PLUHST)

We just love this word, which, by the way, can also be spelled with one “s”: nonplused. This adjective means to be bewildered, perplexed, surprised or confused — i.e.,

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(pronounced NOH-zing)

Wine and whiskey aficionados are known for nosing samples before sipping and savoring, and everyone loves nosing around in other people’s business. In our case, however, nosing designates a physical items and not

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(pronounced noo-voh REESH)

A French term literally translated into “new rich” — bet you figured that one out on your own. The phrase describes a person, persons or a group of people who are newly rich, and

NRC
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(just say the letters to pronounce)

An abbreviation for Noise Reduction Coefficient, which is a way of measuring the amount of sound energy absorbed or reflected by a particular material or element, or —