Like any game, Arctic players have their own vocabulary. These are a few terms you might see in a shout, or spoken by a group leader.
agro - "Aggressive" - Generally means a mob will attack you on sight
area - Short for "area effect" spells (spells that effect more than just one target)
atm - At the moment
basher - A fighter good with the skill bash
cha - Charisma
con - Constitution
critter - A cleric with the spell 'cure critical'
dex - Dexterity
DT - Death trap (HELP DEATH TRAP, remember to scan!)
eject - Leave the fight/area! (probably recite recall, or flee if it's safe)
foom - when the mud crashes, we say it foomed
frag - Fragging spells cause damage to equipment, non fragging spells do not. Some leaders ignore this subtlety when they use this word merely to mean "cast a lot!"
healer - A cleric with the spell 'heal'
high - Most consider high levels to be 25+, when you can set your title
hp - hit points (how damaged you are or aren't). This info is in your prompt bar and SCORE
inn - Renting a room at an inn lets you save your equipment while you are not playing.
int - Intelligence
lfg - Often shouted, it means "Looking for group"
mem up - rest to memorize your spells faster
milky - a "milky potion" detects invisibility
mob - Short for "mobile". When a player says "mob", he means a any NPC monster in the game
npc - Non player character (any non human mob)
npp - Negative plane protection
newbie - A new player, or possibly an old player with a new character
pop/repop - A zone can "pop" (meaning mobs/items are reloaded/reset). Alternatly we can also "pop" an item (meaning it loaded and it was won)
spin - Rooms that have unpredictable exits - Spinny rooms can be tricky to figure out
step-lead - Sending the tank ahead into agro danger to initate a fight before the rest of the group comes in
stoner - A druid with 'stoneskin'
str - Strength
swap - A group command - HELP SWAP in game
tank - A character with a lot of hit points (aka "meat shield"), typically fighters or barbarians
th - "th" is a common abbpreviation for "tollhouse", an Arctic landmark which often serves as a meeting point for groups.
tnl - 'til next level - typically used as a question when someone is curious how many XP you need to level
v - moves - if someone says "v?" they're asking how many moves you have left (this info is in your prompt bar and SCORE)
wis - Wisdom
xp - Experience
zone - a zone is a section of the mud (HELP AREA). "To zone" is to seek zones and complete them