God damnit. I hate it, just really, really hate it when people don't realize most words have multiple definitions. Even worse, it's often only the negative definitions they know. I blame that on emotionally driven news media, but that's another matter.
There are some really great words that are often the most accurate word to use, but have been turned into emotional buzz words that lose their best attributes as a result.
Words like 'exploit, retard, moot, dumb, conserve, oscillate, ignorant, anti, negative, positive, compromise, occult, take advantage of, theory, indefinite, niggardly,
are a few examples right off the top of my head. There are shitloads more.
It's a real problem because using a word appropriately may just upset the ignorant and occult your message because they are too nicgardly to buy and use a dictionary. Hell, dictionaries are free online these days. So we all get our vocabulary censored via ignorance and the no dictionaries crowd is also where the next generation of leaders and important people are going to come from. It's just so fucking silly.