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WoW Word of the Week: conflate

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

conflate

\kuhn-FLAYT\, transitive verb:

1. To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
2. To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.

Example: Holding guild events and doing things other than raiding is a great way to conflate the members of your guild into one happy group.

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WoW Word of the Week: intimation

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

intimation \in-tuh-MAY-shuhn\, noun:

an indirect or slight suggestion; hint

Example:  When I saw the hunter using concussive shot in his shot rotation, it was an immediate intimation that this was going to be an interesting heroic PUG.

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WoW Word of the Week: quondam

Monday, December 8th, 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

Monday, December 1st, 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

Sunday, November 23rd, 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!