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(pronounced tohm)

In short: an extremely large or long book, usually on a scholarly subject.

Example: Jenny and her colleagues at the design firm were in

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(pronounced tung & gruv)

So many jokes, so little time… Anyway, tongue & groove is a type of wood joinery that is very strong. The concept is brilliant in its simplicity. A piece of wood has a

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(pronounced TOH-nee)

We don’t think that this word is used enough. It’s just got that certain something – it’s quick, it’s cute, and it means having an upper-class style or high-toned manner.

Example: Josephine was thrilled

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A very sensual word originating from the French expression for torch. Quite appropriate seeing that we now use it either to mean a light fixture that sits on the floor and emanates indirect

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(pronounced TOR-ehd)

The breathy sound made when saying this word aloud seems to reinforce its definition: hot, intense, scorching, passionate, fervent. Whether applied to an object or to a state of

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(pronounced TUHTCH-stohn)

Years ago this black, flint-like stone would be rubbed on silver or gold to test its purity. These days, the word has been appropriated to describe a measure for determining the quality or

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(pronounced towt)

Though this cute little verb also means to watch or spy upon, it’s more commonly used in its more positive sense: to acclaim or publicize forcefully or excessively.

Example: Though the local