Hello everyone: What is the meaning of "precise shades of meaning" in following sentence? But I’m hopelessly in love with English because it’s plain and it’s strong. It has a huge vocabulary of words that have precise shades of meaning; there’s no subject, however technical or complex, that can’t be made clear to any reader in good English—if it’s used right. The source is from http://theamericanscholar.org, and the link is this page. Thanks in advance.