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  1. beading plane
    a plane with a concave blade for making moulding with beadwork
  2. beadwork
    ornamentation with beads
  3. segmentation
    the act of dividing or partitioning
  4. segmentation
    the act of dividing or partitioning
  5. morph
    cause to change shape in a computer animation
  6. alter
    cause to change; make different
  7. feature
    a prominent attribute or aspect of something
  8. fountain
    a structure from which a jet of water arises
  9. density
    the amount per unit size
  10. subdivision
    the act of subdividing
  11. demolish
    destroy completely
  12. annotation
    the act of adding notes
  13. conform
    be similar, be in line with
  14. bounciness
    the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
  15. durability
    permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
  16. grip
    hold fast or firmly
  17. grip
    hold fast or firmly
  18. unify
    join or combine
  19. site
    the piece of land on which something is located
  20. truss
    a rigid framework of beams that supports a structure
  21. cladding
    a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
  22. impenetrable
    not admitting of passage into or through
  23. proximity
    the property of being close together
  24. aeration
    the process of exposing to air (so as to purify)
  25. vista
    the visual percept of a region
  26. concession
    the act of yielding
  27. depth
    the extent downward or backward or inward
  28. resilience
    ability of a material to return to its original shape
  29. prevail
    be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  30. mock up
    construct a model of
  31. commissioned
    given official approval to act
  32. draughtsman
    a skilled worker who draws plans of buildings or machines
  33. fabrication
    the act of making a product from raw materials
  34. raw material
    material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
  35. feedstock
    the raw material that is required for some industrial process
  36. locksmith
    one who makes or repairs fasteners for doors, drawers, etc.
  37. smith
    someone who works metal
  38. building site
    a lot on which there are no permanent buildings
  39. bead
    a small ball with a hole through the middle
  40. negotiable
    able to be arranged by compromise
  41. civil engineer
    an engineer trained to design and construct and maintain public works (roads or bridges or harbors etc.)
  42. artisan
    a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
  43. craftsman
    a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
  44. fine art
    the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
  45. technician
    someone who is trained in a specific process
  46. cladding
    a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
  47. protective cover
    a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
  48. cold frame
    protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold
  49. solid
    not soft or yielding to pressure
  50. compile
    get or gather together
  51. evaluate
    estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of
  52. facility
    a building or place that provides a particular service
  53. interpersonal
    occurring among or involving several people
  54. applicant
    a person who requests or seeks something
  55. coil
    a round shape formed by a series of connected loops
  56. inclined plane
    a simple machine for elevating objects
  57. acute
    ending in a sharp point
  58. tract
    an extended area of land
  59. extension
    act of expanding in scope
  60. trail
    a path or track
  61. wand
    a thin supple twig or rod
  62. axe
    an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
  63. gable
    the triangular wall between the sloping ends of a roof
  64. eaves
    the overhang at the lower edge of a roof
  65. felt
    a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
  66. rake
    a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head
  67. gutter
    a channel along a roof that carries away rainwater
  68. soffit
    the underside of a part of a building, such as an arch
  69. arch
    a curved masonry construction for spanning an opening
  70. canopy
    a covering (usually of cloth) that shelters an area
  71. peak
    a V shape
  72. shake
    move or cause to move back and forth
  73. ceiling
    the overhead upper surface of a covered space
  74. flashing
    sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing
  75. underlayment
    a pad placed under a carpet
  76. shingle
    building material used as siding or roofing
  77. slope
    be at an angle
  78. subtract
    deduct; calculate the difference between two numbers
  79. chevron
    an inverted V-shaped charge
  80. asterisk
    a star-shaped character used in printing
  81. endowed
    provided or supplied or equipped with
  82. mast
    a vertical spar for supporting sails
  83. anchor
    a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  84. balustrade
    a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
  85. accent
    special importance or significance
  86. rigging
    formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
  87. plot
    a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
  88. mindset
    an attitude determining how you will respond to situations
  89. advocacy
    active support of an idea or cause
  90. civic
    of or relating or belonging to a city
  91. centerpiece
    a decoration placed in the middle of a table
  92. appealing
    able to attract interest or draw favorable attention
  93. adjust
    alter or regulate so as to conform to a standard
  94. benchmark
    a surveyor's mark on an object of predetermined position
  95. curbside
    the side of a sidewalk that is bordered by a curb
  96. curb
    the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
  97. aboriginal
    having existed from the beginning
  98. expenditure
    the act of spending money for goods or services
  99. enterprise
    a purposeful or industrious undertaking
  100. blueprint
    something intended as a guide for making something else
  101. precinct
    an administrative district of a city or town
  102. venue
    the scene of any event or action
  103. stakeholder
    someone entrusted to hold the stakes for betting
  104. hub
    central part of a car wheel through which the axle passes
  105. foster
    providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties
  106. nook
    a secluded place, corner, or recessed area
  107. cranny
    a small opening or crevice
  108. vend
    sell or offer for sale from place to place
  109. tinning
    the application of a protective layer of tin
  110. tin
    a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion
  111. occupational
    relating to an activity or job for which you are trained
  112. workshop
    a place where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
  113. dwelling
    housing that someone is living in
  114. dense
    having high compaction or concentration
  115. node
    any thickened enlargement
  116. row house
    a house that is one of a row of identical houses situated side by side and sharing common walls
  117. urban sprawl
    an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
  118. enclave
    an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct
  119. perimeter
    a line enclosing a plane area
  120. external
    happening or arising outside some limits or surface
  121. photovoltaic
    producing a voltage when exposed to radiant energy
  122. grid
    a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines
  123. elevation
    distance of something above a reference point
  124. sealing wax
    fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
  125. anchor
    a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
  126. load-bearing
    capable of bearing a structural load
  127. load
    weight to be borne or conveyed
  128. luminous
    softly bright or radiant
  129. feasibility
    the quality of being doable
  130. interior
    inside and toward a center
  131. pillar
    a vertical cylindrical structure supporting a structure
  132. dome
    a concave shape whose concavity faces downward
  133. hemisphere
    half of a round, three-dimensional shape
  134. sphere
    a round three-dimensional closed surface
  135. perpendicular
    intersecting at or forming right angles
  136. sheer
    so thin as to transmit light
  137. tetragonal
    of or relating to or shaped like a quadrilateral
  138. quadrilateral
    a four-sided polygon
  139. multilateral
    having many parts or sides
  140. hexagon
    a six-sided polygon
  141. reserve
    hold back or set aside, especially for future use
  142. plaza
    a public square with room for pedestrians
  143. embedded
    enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass
  144. masonry
    the craft of building with stone or brick
  145. pebble
    a small smooth rounded rock
  146. gravel
    rock fragments and pebbles
  147. overlie
    lie upon; lie on top of
  148. copper
    a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
  149. pottery
    objects made from clay and baked in a kiln
  150. toggle
    a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions
  151. clipboard
    a small writing board with a clip at the top for holding papers
  152. precision
    the quality of being exact
Created on February 24, 2016 (updated July 18, 2016)

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