repertoire
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(pronounced REH-pehr-twahr or REH-peh-twahr)

We’re sure that you’ve heard this fun-to-say French-sounding word applied to a list of pieces that a singer, musician, or actor is prepared to perform. But did you know that you can also apply this same term to your own list of skills and talents (i.e., space planning, drawing with AutoCAD, writing specifications, etc.)” Not only that, but you can use it to mean simply a supply or quantity, as in our example sentence. (Just don’t use it too much or people will think you’re pretentious. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

Example: Victor had built the firm’s design library into an amazing resource; it contained a never-ending repertoire of valuable samples and spec sheets, and the top manufacturers’ reps fought for premium space on its shelves.