Difficult Words : Peripatetic and Periphery

Difficult Words : Peripatetic and Periphery

Periphery (puh RIF uh ree) n: the outside edge of something

• Joes never got involved in any of our activities. He was always at the periphery.

• The professional finger painter enjoyed his position at the periphery of the art world.

• To be at the periphery is to be peripheral (puh RIF uh rull). A peripheral interest is a secondary or side interest.

• Your peripheral vision is your ability to see to the right and left while looking straight ahead.

Peripatetic (PER uh peh TET ik) adj: wandering, traveling continually, itinerant

• Groupies are a peripatetic bunch, traveling from concert to concert to follow their favorite rock stars.

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