Word of the Day – Peripatetic

The Word of The Day is PERIPATETIC

DEFINITION Generaladjective1.  traveling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for relatively short periods. Aristotelian.  noun1.   a person who travels from place to place. “peripatetic have been cut under local management of schools”2. an Aristotelian philosopher.

‘Peripatetic, the word I’m going to spell is peripatetic, P – e – r – i – p – a – t – i – c.’

I waited, for over a minute, before the judge gave a nod. My next point was giving its meaning. This was a party trick I was immensely proud of. I wasn’t any good at making friends, or even being able to talk in a crowd, but spelling was my thing.

‘The meaning?’ The judge asked.

‘A person who travels from place to place, for short periods of time,’ I said.

‘Two points, which means the spelling b has been won by Penn School of Surrey.’

I heard their cheers, my peers, who I couldn’t talk to normally, and now I was accepting pats on my back, and even the teachers couldn’t help be impressed. My mum, dad, big sister, and brother all swamped me with hugs.

There was only one thing I cared about. I was promised a take-away of my choice if I spelt every word correct. I decided on a large, pizza with extra anchovies. If I were really lucky, I would be able to have pudding as well.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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