"Facade" refers to the principal face of a building, but it can be used more generally to reference any side of a building facing a street or open space. The word "facade" is derived from the French word "fa├žade", meaning front.

A facade is also something's appearance that is presented to others, especially which gives you a deceptive impressions such as a facade of a happy marriage, or facade of wealth.
They are trying to keep a facade of a happy marriage for their child.


An estate is a large area of land in the country which is owned by a person or organization. It usually has a large house on it. It is the modern word for a "mansion".
Image source: Lillian Farms Country Estate


1. To carry out or perform something.
The soldier refused to execute the order.

2. To complete and give validity to a legal instrument, meaning to sign, seal, or notarize.
All joint tenants will need to execute the instrument.

3. To kill a condemned person according to law. (execution of death sentence)
He is going to be executed because of the murder he committed.


To run an application (program) in computers. The file extension ".exe" in Windows comes from the term "executable".
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In architecture, a facade is the exterior wall or face of a building which has a special architectural treatment. The facade systems are attached or suspended to the exterior wall of buildings, and generally designed for an easy mounting system.
Facade systems product catalog from several manufacturers

Examples of architectural facades:
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Facade is the mask we put on in order to give others a false impression.
He has a graceful heart behind his facade of rudeness.


Felony is a major crime that can be punished more than one year in prison. A person who has committed a felony is called a "felon". Usually, countries have a discrimination for serious crimes and less serious crimes. As in many states in the United States, where the felony/misdemeanor distinction is exist, it is classified as a misdemeanor if the punishment is less than one year.
A list of crimes that can be classified as a felony


A major crime, the penalty of which is usually a stiff fine and/or imprisonment in a state penitentiary. Felonies are divided into several degrees that are classified according to the relative seriousness.

An example classification from the State of Pennsylvania:
1. Murder of the first degree. (Mandatory death or life imprisonment)
2. Murder of the second degree. (Mandatory life imprisonment)
3. Felony of the first degree. (20 years - $25,000)
4. Felony of the second degree. (10 years - $25,000)
5. Felony of the third degree. (7 years - $15,000)
6. Misdemeanor of the first degree. (5 years - $10,000)
7. Misdemeanor of the second degree. (2 years - $5,000)
8. Misdemeanor of the third degree. (1 year - $2,000)
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An adjective that describes an item or person that encourages actions and views based on what that item or person gives off.


1. Ostensible is used to express something that seems to be true, or stated to be true, but it might not be.
He wrote three more books after his ostensible retirement.

1a) Or the person who has uttered the word has doubts about its trueness.
Her ostensible reason was to study maths, but her real reason was being close to him.

1b) Apparent; seeming, visible.
He suffered much, and not only from his ostensible enemies.


Homestead is a house with its surrounding area of land and outbuildings, typically a farmhouse. In the past, the US government used to provide land for people, for farming purpose.
Self-sufficient one-acre homestead illustration from tpudc.com


The legal form under which property is owned.


Something that has existence; being.
Although there are two campus in different locations, the university they are part of is a single entity.


In law, an entity is equal to an organization, corporation, partnership or person who might owe taxes. An entity is capable of entering into contracts and of being sued.


Equity is the value of a property or business after the value of liabilities have been subtracted. (Equity = Assets - Liabilities)

For instance, if someone buys a car for $30,000, yet owes $10,000 on a loan against that car, the car represents $20,000 of equity.


The quality of being fair and impartial; equal treatment; fairness.
Equity of treatment is an obligation here.


The market value of a real estate property after the amount of existing liens have been subtracted.
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Erosion is the wearing away of land by a moving transport agent, such as water, wind, or ice. Soil, rock particles, or other dissolved elements are worn away and moved another location by a moving transport agent or gravity. Erosion is a natural process but human activities increase the probability of erosion.


Dental erosion is the loss of tooth enamel caused by chemical process or acid attack. If the enamel is worn away, the dentine underneath is emerged and it may cause sensitivity. If acidic goods are eaten/drunk insistently and no action is taken, erosion will progress, and eventually cause a pit in the tooth surface.


Escrow is an agreement concept between two person in which money or property is held by a third person or organization until a particular condition is fulfilled.

:: Origin ::
The word is derived from the Old French word "escroue", meaning a scrap of paper.
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