Words Learned From FFXIV – Part 2

“You may not like video games, but what I learned from them is this: no enemies in front of you means you are going the wrong way.” – Unknown

I mentioned in “Words Learned From FFXIV – Part 1“, Part 2 would come out sometime today.

To recap, the purpose of this is to show video games ARE capable of teaching or, at the very least, enhancing someone’s knowledge. There will be no, “how did you not know these already?” type of comments and responses. Don’t be that belittling asshat. I will ban you the moment I see it. I am also using going back through my Final Fantasy XIV – Luna Freia playlist on YouTube to find these words.

Now, some of the words below are words I had heard before but didn’t actually know the definitions of. As we all know, as you grow up, you hear words repeatedly to the point where you understand how they are used, so you don’t have to know the definitions to use them properly. Unlike Part 1, where most of the words were known, Part 2 has mostly words I have heard before but didn’t know the definitions of.

So, without further ado, here are the 27 words I “re-learned” going back through my FFXIV – Luna Freia, Part 2 **Spoilers** video:

  1. shipwright, n: a person who builds and launches wooden vessels or does carpentry work in connection with the building and launching of steel or iron vessels.
  2. botheration, int: (used as an exclamation indicating vexation or annoyance.)
  3. insufferable, adj: not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable.
  4. thalassocracy, n: dominion over the seas, as in exploration, trade, or colonization.
  5. profundity, n: the quality or state of being profound; depth.
  6. accost, v: to confront boldly.
  7. buxom, adj: (of a woman) full-bosomed; healthy, plump, cheerful, and lively.
  8. milksop, n: a weak or ineffectual person.
  9. strumpet, n: a prostitute or a sexually promiscuous woman (now often used facetiously).
  10. scrag, n: a lean or scrawny person or animal.
  11. scruple, n: a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions.
  12. deftly, adv: in a dexterous or nimble manner; skillfully.
  13. belligerence, n: a warlike or aggressively hostile nature, condition, or attitude.
  14. fraught, adj: full of, accompanied by, or involving something specified, usually something unpleasant (often followed by with).
  15. cur, n: a mean, cowardly person.
  16. whelp, n: a youth, especially an impudent or despised one.
  17. imperil, v: to put in peril or danger; endanger.
  18. whence, adv: from what place?
  19. regaling, v: to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
  20. dignitaries: people who hold a high rank or office, as in the government or church.
  21. execrable, adj: very bad.
  22. fore, adj: situated at or toward the front, as compared with something else.
  23. succor, n: help; relief; aid; assistance.
  24. forsake, v: to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert.
  25. vain, Idioms: without effect or avail; to no purpose.
  26. avail, v: to be of use or value to; profit; advantage.
  27. belay: to cease (an action); stop.

I got these definitions from Dictionary.com.

I hope you learned something from this as well! Again, if you knew these words already, congrats; shut up. Belittling someone for learning something late doesn’t make people want to keep trying to learn.

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