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There are two words of the day today and both come from the excellent NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS by Behrouz Boochani.

QUIESCENT [kwɪˈɛs(ə)nt, kwʌɪˈɛs(ə)nt]

ADJECTIVE in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy."strikes were headed by groups of workers who had previously been quiescent"

synonyms: inactive · inert · latent · fallow · passive · idle · at rest · inoperative · deactivated · in abeyance · quiet · still · motionless · immobile · stagnant · dormant · asleep · slumbering · sluggish · lethargic · torpid

PERIPATETIC [ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪk]

ADJECTIVE travelling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for relatively short periods."the peripatetic nature of military life"

synonyms:nomadic · itinerant · travelling · wandering · roving · roaming · migrant · migratory · ambulatory · unsettled · vagabond · vagrant(of a teacher) working in more than one school or college."a peripatetic music teacher"synonyms:freelance · independent · one's own boss · working for oneself · casual · consultant · consulting · temporary · part-time · jobbing · visiting · non-resident · outside · external · extramural · peripateticantonyms:staff · in-house · employedAristotelian.

NOUNperipatetics (plural noun) a person who travels from place to place, especially a teacher who works in more than one school or college."peripatetics have been cut under local management of schools"an Aristotelian philosopher.

ORIGINlate Middle English (denoting an Aristotelian philosopher): from Old French peripatetique, via Latin from Greek peripatētikos ‘walking up and down’, from the verb peripatein.

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