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amphitheater

amphitheater

/ˈæmfəθiˈeɪtɝ/
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an open building that is round or oval in shape and has a space in the middle surrounded by several seats, originated in ancient Roman and Greek architecture used for public entertainments such as sports or drama

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auditorium

auditorium

/ˌɔdəˈtɔɹiəm/
noun
a large building or hall where people are gathered to attend a concert, public speech, play, etc.

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refinery

refinery

/ɹɪˈfaɪnɝi/
noun
a factory in which a natural substance such as oil or sugar is made pure by removing all other substances from it

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belvedere

belvedere

/ˌbɛɫvəˈdɪɹ/, /ˌbɛɫvɪˈdɪɹ/
noun
a small structure, gallery, or summerhouse that usually has an open side and provides an excellent view

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cabana

cabana

/kəˈbænə/
noun
a hut, shelter, or cabin, usually at a swimming pool or beach

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condominium

condominium

/ˌkɑndəˈmɪniəm/
noun
a building or a group of buildings in which each apartment or house is owned by the person living in it

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crematorium

crematorium

/kɹiməˈtɔɹiəm/
noun
a building for burning the dead bodies of people, often as a funeral ceremony

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planetarium

planetarium

/ˌpɫænəˈtɛɹiəm/
noun
a building with a dome in which moving images of planets, starts, and constellations are projected for educational or entertainment purposes

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brownstone

brownstone

/ˈbɹaʊnˌstoʊn/
noun
a house, particularly found in New York City, which is built of a brown and reddish stone in its front

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duplex

duplex

/ˈduˌpɫɛks/
noun
an apartment with two floors each having its own rooms

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bungalow

bungalow

/ˈbəŋɡəˌɫoʊ/
noun
a house with only one floor

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conservatory

conservatory

/kənˈsɝvətɔɹi/
noun
a school or college that people attend to for studying music, theater, or some other form of art

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lodging

lodging

/ˈɫɑdʒɪŋ/
noun
a room that is offered to travelers for temporary accommodation

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annex

annex

/ˈæˌnɛks/, /əˈnɛks/
noun
a building later added to a main building in order to provide more space

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baseboard

baseboard

/ˈbeɪsˌbɔɹd/
noun
a long and narrow piece of wood attached to the bottom of the walls of a house

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archway

archway

/ˈɑɹtʃˌweɪ/
noun
a passage or entrance beneath an arch

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chalet

chalet

/ˈʃæˌɫeɪ/, /ʃəˈɫeɪ/
noun
a wooden house with a steep sloping roof, often found in mountainous areas in Switzerland

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cornice

cornice

/kˈɔːɹnɪs/
noun
an ornamental border made of plaster or wood, often used around the top of a wall where it meets the ceiling

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en suite

en suite

/ˈɛn swˈiːt/
noun
a bedroom, especially in a hotel, which is directly joined to a bathroom

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facade

facade

/fəˈsɑd/
noun
the front of a building, particularly one that is large and has an elegant appearance

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fixture

fixture

/ˈfɪkstʃɝ/
noun
a piece of equipment such as a bath that is permanently affixed inside a house or building and people cannot take it out when they move out

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foyer

foyer

/ˈfɔɪɝ/
noun
a small area inside the entrance of a private apartment or house, where people walk in immediately after they enter

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to furnish

to furnish

/ˈfɝnɪʃ/
verb
to equip a room, house, etc. with furniture
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igloo

igloo

/ˈɪɡɫu/
noun
a house or shelter in the shape of a dome that is built from blocks of ice or hard snow

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lavatory

lavatory

/ˈɫævəˌtɔɹi/
noun
a room that has one or more toilets

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mezzanine

mezzanine

/ˈmɛzəˌnin/
noun
the first floor above the ground floor in a theater where there are seats for the audience

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molding

molding

/ˈmoʊɫdɪŋ/
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a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing

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pantry

pantry

/ˈpæntɹi/
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a cupboard or small room, often next to kitchen, used for keeping food in

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porch

porch

/ˈpɔɹtʃ/
noun
a structure with a roof and no walls at the entrance of a house

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veranda

veranda

/vɝˈændə/
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a roofed area with an open front at the ground level, which is attached to the side of a house

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decor

decor

/ˈdeɪkɔɹ/, /dɪˈkɔɹ/
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the manner in which a room's interior is ornamented

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adjacent

adjacent

/əˈdʒeɪsənt/
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situated next to or near something

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atrium

atrium

/ˈeɪtɹiəm/
noun
a large area typically with glass walls or roof in the middle of a building such a shopping center

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bunker

bunker

/ˈbəŋkɝ/
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a shelter with strong walls, often built underground, to protect soldiers or guns

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colonnade

colonnade

/ˌkɑɫəˈneɪd/
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a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns

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dilapidated

dilapidated

/dəˈɫæpəˌdeɪtɪd/
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(of a building, vehicle, furniture, etc.) old and in a bad shape or poor condition

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to erect

to erect

/ɪˈɹɛkt/
verb
to build a structure such as a wall, building, etc.

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high-rise

high-rise

/hˈaɪɹˈaɪz/
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(of buildings) having many floors

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insulation

insulation

/ˌɪnsəˈɫeɪʃən/
noun
the materials that are used to cover something in order not to let heat, electricity, or sound to enter or escape through it

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deck

deck

/ˈdɛk/
noun
a porch that resembles the deck on a ship

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