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(pronounced A-grih-geht) This versatile word has many meanings as a verb, adjective and noun, but for our purposes we’re focusing on a single definition — that of the materials added to plaster for the purpose of making it

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(pronounced A-grih-bur-bee-uh) Agriburbia is a combination of the word “agriculture” with “urban” or “suburban,” this hybrid term describes the practice/movement of integrating food production with the planning of the built environment. Moving beyond a few tomato or rosemary

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(pronounced eh-LAU-ehnts) Remember this term’s meaning by thinking back to the weekly “allowance” that your parents gave you in grade school. (You know, the one you blew on Twizzlers, Double Bubble, Jolly Ranchers instead of putting in your

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(pronounced eh-MAL-gehm) Though this word is used to describe an alloy of mercury, for our purposes here, we’re using its other definition: a combination of diverse elements. EXAMPLE: After formulating a concept for her client’s new global corporate

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(pronounced AM-bee-ehnt or AM-bee-uhnt) An adjective that describes a sensory element — whether it be light, sound, smell or touch (commonly in the form of temperature) — in regard to one’s environment. This characteristic envelops those who experience

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(pronounced uh-MOR-fehs) Remember this word by picturing an amoeba. You know – an ever-changing protozoan that you’ve seen either on the Discovery Channel, under a microscope in high school science class, or in creepy science fiction flicks. Yes, the

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(pronounced AM-per-sand) We have discovered that many interior design related student organizations are coming together on their respective campuses under the umbrella of one name. One of the common ones we have heard is “Ampersand”. Therefore, we thought it

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(pronounced AND-irehrnz) From andier, the French word for iron. Whether purely utilitarian or highly decorative, andirons are a pair of metal supports for holding firewood within a

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(pronounced a-nihk-DOH-tehl) As you might imagine, this term means of, relating to, or consisting of anecdotes and the depiction of a scene suggesting a story, but it also is used to describe something that is based on or

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(pronounced an-GOR-uh) Also referred to as angora wool, this natural protein-based fiber is used in textiles and especially in yarns for knitting. Distinct from mohair, which comes from the Angora goat, Angora fiber comes from the downy coat