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Apr 8, 2015
This week’s theme
Kangaroo words

This week’s words
quiescent
catacomb
perambulate
expurgate
frangible

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perambulate

PRONUNCIATION:
(puh-RAM-byuh-layt)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To walk through; to roam.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin perambulare (to walk through), from per- (through) + ambulare (to walk). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ambhi- (around), which is also the source of ambulance, alley, preamble, bivouac, and obambulate. Earliest documented use: 1450.

USAGE:
“The state is home to a number of series where the deceased perambulate (‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Resurrection’).”
Brian Lowry; Increased Shooting in Georgia is About More Than Location; Variety (Los Angeles); May 6, 2014.

See more usage examples of perambulate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
O innocent victims of Cupid, / Remember this terse little verse: / To let a fool kiss you is stupid, / To let a kiss fool you is worse. -Yip Harburg, lyricist (8 Apr 1896-1981)

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