ENGL101 Vocab Session #1 pontificate

ENGL101 Vocab Session #1
pontificate (V) to speak or express your opinion about something in a way that shows that you think you
are always right
eloquent (ADJ) having or showing the ability to use language clearly and effectively; clearly showing
feeling or meaning
nuance (N) a very small difference in color, tone, meaning, etc.
egocentrism (N) caring too much about yourself and not about other people
misconstrue (V) to understand an action, event, remark, etc. in an incorrect way; to fail to understand the
meaning of a word, phrase, or sentence
courtesy (N) polite behavior that shows respect for other people; something that you do because it is
polite, kind, etc.; something that you say to be polite especially when you meet someone
diversification (N) the act of changing something so that it has more different kinds of people or things;
the act of producing or selling more kinds of products, or increasing the variety of goods or services
produced or offered
pathos (N) a quality that causes people to feel sympathy and sadness
oblivious (ADJ) not conscious or aware of someone or something
remedy (N) a medicine or treatment that relieves pain or cures a usually minor illness; a way of solving or
correcting a problem