19. finial n. - A: top ornament, B: nightstand, C: wall bracket, D: champagne glass
20. period adj. - A: imitation, B: of a certain time, C: finely executed, D: unconventional
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1. mint adj. - A: refurbished, B: prime, C: old, D: worn B: Prime; in perfect condition as when first made. From Old English mynet. Via prehistoric Germanic from Latin moneta "mint money."
2. patina (Pat 'n uh) n. - A: glitter, B: coat of paint, C: glue, D: age-mellowed surface D: Age-mellowed surface; a pleasing surface sheen on some- thing that develops with age or frequent handling. Mid-18th century. Via Italian from Latin patena, patina "shallow dish or pan."
3. cornice n. - A: top molding, B: handle, C: baseboard, D: armrest A: A projecting horizontal molding along the top of a wall or building. Mid-16th century. From French and Italian, perhaps from the Latin stem cornic- "crow" (because it resembles a crow's beak).
4. coherent adj. - A: slapdash, B: all one color, C: consistent, D: temporarily suitable C: Logically or aesthetically consistent and holding together as a harmonious or credible whole. From Latin cohaerere, from haerere "to stick."
5. filigree n. - A: rapid talk, B: fine ornamental work, C: knick-knacks, D: think upholstery B: Delicate ornamental openwork made from thin twisted wire in siver, gold, or another metal. Late 17th entury. An alteration of French filigrane "filigree" from Italian filigrana, from Latin filum "thread" + granum "grain.
6. sleeper n. - A: lantern, B: over-priced piece, C: unexpected success, D: hesitant buyer C: Unexpected success; somebody or something that is not immediately successful but becomes so after awhile. Informal.
7. dovetail v. - A: to agitate, B: end abruptly, C: taper, D; join D: To join neatly together or combine smoothly and efficient- ly, or to fit or combine things in this way.
8. plinth n. - A: wine decanter, B: curtain rod, C: base, D: clawed foot. C: A supporting base beneath a column, pedestal, or statue. Late 16th century. Via French from, ultimately, Greek plinthos "tile, squared building stone."
9. art deco adj. - relating to A: repainting, B: draperies, C: wood, D: decorative style D: A decorative style popular in the 1930s that used geo- metrical designs and bold colors and outlines. From French, shortening of Arts Decoratifs, literally "decorative arts," from Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925.
10. escutcheon n. - A: doorknob, B: desk, C: shield, D: tool C: A shield, especially one used in heraldry to display a coat of arms. Via Anglo-Norman escuchon from, ultimately, Latin scutum "shield."
11. artisan n. - A: historian, B: follower, C: storyteller, D: craftsman D: Somebody who is skilled at a craft. Via French from Italian artigiano, from, ultimately, Latin artit-, the past participle stem of artire "to instruct in the arts," from the stem art- "work of art, skill."
12. provenance n. - A: inspiration, B: luck, C: origin, D: estimate C: The place of origin of something. Late 18th century. Via French from Latin provenire "to arise," literally "to come forth," from venire "to come."
13. cabriole n. - A: bowl, B: apron, C: serving cart, D: curved leg. D: A curving furniture leg tapering into a decorative foot that is often carved to look like an animal's paw, popular in the early 18th century. From French "leap," from cabrioler, a variant of caprioler "to caper."
14. aesthetic adj. - A: out of balance, B: showing good taste, C: old, D: vain B: Sensitive to or appreciative of art or beauty. From Greek aisthetikos "perceptual," from aisthesthai "to perceive."
15. vendor n. - A: buyer, B: seller, C: agent, D: auctioneer B: Somebody who sells something. Early 17th century. From Latin vendere, "to sell."
16. rococo (ro CO co) adj. - in a style marked by A: block shapes, B; elaborate ornamentation, C: musical images, D: circles in a style marked by B: elaborate ornamentation, popular throughout Europe in the early 18th century. From French, a fancy alteration of rocaille.
17. armoire n. A: footstool, B: low chair, C: waiting area, D: wardrobe cabinet D: A tall cupboard or wardrobe, often ornately decorated. Late 16th century. Via French from, ultimately, Latin armarium "chest," from arma "weapons, tools."
18. veneer n. - A: drapery, B: surface layer, C: web, D: cushion B: Surface layer; a thin layer of a material fixed to the surface of another material that is of inferior quality or less attractive. Early 18th century. Earlier "fineering, faneering," from German Fournierung, "inlay, veneer," from French fournir.
19. finial n. - A: top ornament, B: nightstand, C: wall bracket, D: champagne glass A: A carved decoration at the top of a gable, spire, or arched structure. Fifteenth century. Via assumed Anglo- Norman or Anglo-Latin, literally "final," from, ultimately, Latin finis "end."
20. period adj. - A: imitation, B: of a certain time, C: finely executed, D: unconventional B: Belonging to or intended to suggest a particular histori- cal time. Via French from, ultimately, Greek periodos, literally "way around," from hodos "way."
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