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(pronounced SPAN-drehl)

Just as there are many types of

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(pronounced SPAN-drehl glas)

See spandrel.

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(pronounced SPAYT)

This succinct little adjective means a flood, influx or large amount of something, as well as a sudden or strong outburst or rush.

Example:

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(pronounced spesh-eh-feh-KAY-shuns)

Most in The Biz simply refer to specifications as “specs” (pronounced spehks). Our industry is just lazy that way. The purpose of specs not only is to tell the construction company what

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(pronounced SPESS-eh-feye)

Most in The Biz shorten the verb to say that they “spec” (pronounced spehk) something rather than they “specify” something. Though true specifications deal with a huge range of “behind the scenes”

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(pronounced spIr)

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(pronounced SPRIHNG bohlt lahk)

See dead

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(rhymes with night and kite)

No, we aren’t referring to the refreshing lemon-lime carbonated beverage popular around the Western world. This sprite is far less tangible – at least in the material world. The word

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(pronounced SPYUR-ee-ehs)

All in all, spurious is a negative word. This adjective can actually designate something as bastard, though it’s not often used in that way. More commonly, it describes something false, forged or fake – i.e.,