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Word of the Day: sofa

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The standard sofa is seven feet long and three feet deep with arms on both ends. The word sofa actually predates English, having existed in all the romance [&hellip…

Word of the Day: parlor

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A parlor is a small room near the front door of a house, set off from the foyer, perhaps with a sofa or a few chairs. This is [&hellip…

Word of the Day: ombré

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To add some flavor to your décor, try ombré, graudated colors in which stripes of gradually lighter shades blend into each other. The lampshade would be appropriate for [&hellip…

Word of the Day: tassel

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A tassel is a bunch of threads or thin cords knotted at one end; the threads remain loose at the other end. Focus on the end where they’re [&hellip…

Word of the Day: abode

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Abode is a slightly more poetic word for home. But did you know abode goes hand-in-hand with abide. Abide means to wait or to remain. From the earlier [&hellip…

Word of the Day: chenille

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Chenille is an extremely soft fabric that commonly lines sofas, bedspreads, and throw pillows. Chenille yarn is made from wool, cotton, silk, or rayon, but it’s notable for [&hellip…

Word of the Day: sabbatical

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A sabbatical is a leave of absence, usually over an extended period of time. But it’s really any break from your normal routine. For this restful word we [&hellip…

Word of the Day: labor

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The work that labor connotes is unquestionably demanding. Originally labor could be mental or physical work, but it always involved significant stress, anguish, and pain. Modern French still [&hellip…