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(pronounced AN-nah-deyezd) This adjective describes the process of using electrolysis (not the hair removal kind) on metal. Through the chemical process, the coating is etched onto the metal body, permanently enhancing the performance of its surface while altering

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(pronounced eh-PLAHM) This term means poise, skillfulness, and confidence shown when challenged with a taxing situation. EXAMPLE: The fact that Yolanda conducted herself with seamless aplomb at the extraordinarily tense client interview made her supervisor realize how much

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(pronounced ah-PIHR-ents MAH-duhl) See

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(pronounced AH-pray) Après is a French term meaning after. It is usually combined with another word to form a noun. The most frequently combination is with the word “ski”: après-ski (to mean social activities at hotels / restaurants

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(pronounced a-preh-POH) This flexible little French word can function as adverb, adjective, and/or preposition. Let’s take the definitions in order, shall we" As an adverb it means with regard to the present topic or at an appropriate time. As

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(pronounced AH-kweh-tihnt) Aquatint is a printmaking technique that is a variation on etching. One applies acid to a zinc or copper plate to form marks that will hold ink. A sheet of paper is passed through a printing

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(pronounced A-kweh-lyne) As feline is to cats and bovine is to pigs, aquiline is to eagles. Really. In fact, it’s almost always used to describe someone’s nose, as in one that is curved or bent, having a prominent

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(pronounced ar-KAYD) When most of hear this word, we immediately think of flashing colored lights and loud sound effects associated with coin-operated interactive video games. However, we’re actually referring to arcades of a more architectural nature. This term has

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(pronounced ar-keh-TEK-cheh-rehl ER-ee-ah) There are all sorts of types of area take-offs that are used for a variety of purposes. Architectural area, which is considered the total floor area of a building and is used mainly for construction

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(pronounced AZ-biltz) As-builts are documents that show the conditions of a project or development after construction is completed. The term is used across the board for design, architecture, all types of engineering and even information technology installations. It may