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(pronounced VIH-tree-ehl)

You know how bad smells can make people discomforted, unhappy and cranky" Use that knowledge to remember this word. The word vitriol is a sulfate, and sulfates smell bad. Vitriol also means something that resembles

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(pronounced vih-TROO-vee-ehn skrohl)

Also known as a Vitruvian wave, a wave scroll and a running dog pattern (uh…one of these things is not like the other), a Vitruvian wave is a series of scrolls that form a

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(pronounced voh-SIF-uh-rus)

This is one strong adjective. Think blatantly loud, stridently insistent, and vehemently animated.

Example sentence: The school’s interior design professors began a vociferous demonstration when they heard that their department was being dissolved due to

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(pronounced as initials: vee-oh-seez)

The initials V-O-C stand for “volatile organic compound,” which is essentially any organic compound which evaporates readily to the atmosphere. Why are we listing this term in the DESIGN SPEAK section"

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(pronounced va-LOOT; rhymes with flute)

In its most simple terms, this beautiful word means a spiral or scroll-shaped form. This intricate form frequently occurs in nature due to its amazing structural strength (think shells and mollusks), and

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(pronounced VUL-pyne)

This rather sinister sounding word has its roots in Latin: vulpes = fox. Therefore, as you might guess in light of the words canine (dog), feline (cat), equine (horse), it means of, relating to, or