Archive for the ‘WoW Word of the Week’ Category

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WoW Word of the Week: quondam

December 8, 2008

quondam

\KWAHN-duhm; KWAHN-dam\, adjective:
Having been formerly; former; sometime.

Example:  My quondam ability to post on schedule is sure to return once exams and the holidays are over!

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WoW Word of the Week: flummox

December 1, 2008

flummox

\FLUM-uhks\, transitive verb
To confuse; to perplex.

Example: Are you flummoxed by seeing this WoW Word of the Week post on a Monday, rather than Sunday?  Sorry ’bout that. 🙂

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WoW Word of the Week: aplomb

November 23, 2008

aplomb

\uh-PLOM\, noun:
Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession; confidence; coolness.

Example: I’d hoped to dive in to Wrath of the Lich King with aplomb, but I ended up feeling quite giddy and a little bit lost!

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WoW Word of the Week: pukka

September 14, 2008

PTR is up!  While I install…

pukka

\PUHK-uh\, adjective:
1. Authentic; genuine.
2. Good of its kind; first-class.

Example: When I heard through the grapevine that the PTR was open today… I rushed to the site to find out that it was a pukka rumour… unlike so many rumours that get tossed around about this game!

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WoW Word of the week: feckless

September 7, 2008

feckless

\FEK-lis\, adjective:
1. Ineffective; having no real worth or purpose.
2. Worthless; irresponsible; generally incompetent and ineffectual.

Example: Once the new changes to pet abilities hits, my poor faithful companion Fiddlesticks will become almost feckless. /sadface!

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(Unofficial) WoW Word of the Week: e-man

August 27, 2008

Leeeeeroy!

What’s this?  A new word of the week on a Wednesday?  Okay, so this is an unofficial word of the week, because it’s also an unofficial word.  But Tigerfeet and I are going to do what we can to make it a new popular gaming term!

e-man

\ee-man\, verb:
1. To intentionally attack a boss while alone or with companions such that victory is impossible, thus dying in a blaze of glory.
2. To intentionally enter into an encounter either alone or with companions such that victory is impossible, thus dying in a blaze of glory.

Example:  We’re feeling pugnacious, so Tigerfeet and I are totally going to e-man Kael’thas tonight!  It will be glorious!

This WoW Word of the Week is brought to you by the Unemployed Shoutbox.

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WoW Word of the Week: pugnacious

August 24, 2008

Because yes, I had to look it up the first time I stumbled across The Pugnacious Priest.

pugnacious

\puhg-NAY-shuhs\, adjective:
Inclined to fight; combative; quarrelsome.

Example: I have noticed a direct correlation between the number of times we’ve wiped on a boss and how pugnacious the raid is.  It’s like a stacking debuff.