Flashcards in The Benefits of Being Politically Correct Deck (4)
PC 정치적으로 정당한(차별적인 언어 사용・행동을 피하는)
(abbr. PC) used to describe language or behaviour that deliberately tries to avoid offending particular groups of people
stifling [stáifliŋ] 1
“this idea that the effort to be P.C. is somehow inherently stifling, and that it’s a threat to freedom of speech, and that it’s contrary to the First Amendment,”
[ADJ] If a situation is stifling, it makes you feel uncomfortable because you cannot do what you want.
augment [ɔ:gment] 2
they wanted to test whether thinking about being P.C. would really dampen people’s creativity — or whether it might augment it.
[VERB] [FORMAL] To augment something means to make it larger, stronger, or more effective by adding something to it.