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(pronounced peh-RI-uh)

When I saw this word mixed up with “piranha” with great comedic effect in an episode of

Example: Jackson’s condescending comments towards his fellow project

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(pronounced PAR-lehn(t)s)

Parlez-vous français" Oui ou non" Even if you don’t speak French, think of their word “parlez” to help you remember the English word “parlance.” It means talk or speech, as in formal debate.

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(pronounced par-TAYR)

You’ve probably heard the term “terra firma” to mean solid ground. Let that help you remember this word, which means an ornamental garden designed with footpaths between the flower beds. Though they are usually very

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(pronounced par-TEE)

Take from the French term prendre parti meaning "to make a decision” or “to take sides,” parti has come to mean the big organizing idea, basic concept, or primary thought behind an

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This word has so many meanings, but the main one we’re concerned about is this: an interior dividing wall. In construction documents, a designer or architect will need to designate “partition types” so that contractors know

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(pronounced pa-SAY)

An Anglicized version of the French word for “passed.” It’s used to refer to an object, style, person, or idea that is old fashioned, out of style, or antique and that usually was

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(pronounced pass-MAHN-tree)

This fancy French word is the collective term for all upholstery trim in general: cording, fringe, gimp, rosettes, tapes, tassels, trimmings, etc.

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(pronounced PA-siv SO-lehr HEE-ting / KU-ling)

A strategy by which designers of homes and buildings take advantage of nature, allowing the sun’s energy to heat and cool structures effectively and efficiently. If designed well, a structure’s energy

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(pronounced pas-TEESH)

This term, which looks on first glance looks like it could be a type of fancy European pastry, can essentially have two meanings, neither one of them dealing with dough. First, it can

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(pronounced PAY-trun-eyes)

Another word with dual meanings that can easily confuse…

1. To provide aid or support for, usually in the sense of being a frequent or regular customer or client.