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Tenon · ˈtenən/ · noun

posted Feb 4, 2015, 9:12 PM by Jeff Balderson   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 9:16 PM ]

  1. a projecting piece of wood made for insertion into a mortise in another piece.

Mortise · ˈmôrtis/ · noun

posted Jan 27, 2015, 11:00 AM by Jeff Balderson   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 9:14 PM ]

  1. a hole or recess cut into a part, designed to receive a corresponding projection (a tenon) on another part so as to join or lock the parts together.

schadenfreude \SHAH-dn-froi-duh\ (noun)

posted Oct 23, 2009, 12:21 AM by Jeff Balderson

schadenfreude \SHAH-dn-froi-duh\ (noun)

1. Enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others

Example Sentence:

Despite herself, Jane felt a tingle of schadenfreude at her sister-in-law’s recounting of her latest woes.

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