Around and Around: Ambi – 10 Words


equally skillful with each hand

The shoes are one-size-fits-all and ambidextrous, with no difference between left and right.Washington Post (Apr 30, 2015)

open to two or more interpretations

What emerges from these details isn’t a perfectly lucid photograph but an ambiguous watercolor.The New Yorker (Jun 12, 2015)

uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

Those who are ambivalent might say “sure” or “fine” or “okay.”Washington Post (Jun 11, 2015)

the atmosphere of an environment

In Scotland, one town decided to improve the ambiance in a popular shopping district by switching the lighting to blue.Forbes (Oct 22, 2014)

completely enveloping

It will come as no surprise that city birds wake up earlier than country ones, because ambient light and noise wake them up before sunrise.New York Times (Aug 4, 2015)

walk leisurely

And you and the giraffes will play this game for as long as they decide to keep hanging out before ambling back into the woods.Forbes (Jul 2, 2015)

relating to or adapted for walking

Walkways double as spaces for ambulatory meetings, held on the go so they are short and decisive.New York Times (Mar 1, 2014)

an area in which something operates or has power or control

He is dependent on matters beyond his control, and a will beyond his narrow ambit.Yeats-Brown, Francis

a strong drive for success

“We have an education problem: ambition is not taught in school.”The Guardian (Dec 6, 2015)

an informal representative

Each chef is required to participate in three events across the state during their year as ambassador.Washington Times (Sep 28, 2015)

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