Practical and Refined Vocabulary
eccentric ('ec-cen-tric, pronunciation: ik-‘sen-trik)
Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin eccentricus, from Greek ekkentros, from ex out of + kentron center. Date: circa 1630.
- too rich to be crazy
professionalism (pro-fes-sion-al-ism, pronunciation: pruh-fesh-uh-nl-iz-hm)
- the practice of appropriately expressing hatred and hostility toward clients and colleagues
should (pronunciation: shoo d)
- pt of shall
- must; ought (indicate that the speaker understands a complex situation better than the listener); often used to imply incompetence. You should have known better.