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Puissant

I'm glad I chose this word which showed up in a book I'm reading because it turns out that it doesn't mean what I assumed it did from the context AND I was pronouncing it wrong.

Puissant [pyoo-uh-suhnt, pyoo-is-uhnt, pwis-uhnt]  Powerful; mighty; potent.

Origin:
1400–50; late ME < MF < VL *possent- (s. of *possēns), for L potent- (s. of potēns), prp. of posse to be able, have power

An aura of puissance seemed to envelope me as a pwned Allies during Arathi Basin weekend.  It's amazing the difference my new Puissant Cape makes!

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/puissant
Tags: adjective, latin, p
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