ambul-, ambulat-, -ambulate, -ambulating, -ambulation -ambulator, -ambulatory, -ambulant, -ambulic, -ambulism, -ambulist

(Latin: to walk, take steps, move around; from "to wander, to go astray")

noctambulist (s) (noun), noctambulists (pl)
A person who walks around in his or her sleep.
noctambulistic (adjective), more noctambulistic, most noctambulistic
Characteristic of, or descriptive of, walking while still asleep.
noctambulous (adjective), more noctambulous, most noctambulous
A reference to someone who walks at night or who walks around while asleep at night.
obambulate (oh BAHM byuh layt) (verb), obambulates; obambulated; obambulating; NOT obamulate
1. To walk around aimlessly or to wander here and there: Whenever William went into town, he could see this woman obambulating around the town; and apparently, she obambulated just about every day."
2. It seems that some people want to apply these terms to President Barack Obama to mean that he wanders around aimlessly, takes little to no significant actions, or that he is without direction or purpose.

The spelling of obamulate (with the missing "b" of "obambulate") was presented by Rush Limbaugh (on or about, March 24, 2011) on his radio program and this is not the first or only mistake he has made in his career.

3. Etymology: from Latin ob-, "towards, against" + ambulare, "to walk".
obambulation (s) (noun), obambulations (pl)
1. Walking around in an aimless manner; as if, not knowing where he or she is going or not going anywhere in particular.
2. Wandering here and there with no special objective or purpose in mind.
obambulatory (adjective), more obambulatory, most obambulatory
1. A reference to or descriptive of someone who just walks around aimlessly from one place to another place for no special reason.
2. Characterized by alternating periods of working and wandering.
perambulate (verb), perambulates; perambulated; perambulating
1. To walk through.
2. To inspect (an area) on foot.
3. To walk around or roaming and strolling.
perambulation (s) (noun), perambulations (pl)
1. A walk around a territory (a parish or manor or forrest etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries.
2. A leisurely walk (usually in some public place).
perambulator (s) (noun), perambulators (pl)
1. A carriage for taking a baby, or a very young child, for a walking-ride out doors by an adult: "In Britain, a baby carriage or buggy is called a 'pram', a short term for perambulator."
2. A small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed.
3. A four-wheeled carriage, often having a hood that folds back and a handle for pushing, used for wheeling an infant about. Also called a baby buggy.
4. An odometer pushed by a person walking.
5. A person who makes a tour or inspection on foot.
perambulatory (adjective), more perambulatory, most perambulatory
A reference to a person who walks around as when strolling or wandering.
pestis minor (s) (noun) pestis minors (pl)
A form of the virulent disease in which a person is able to walk around: A pestis minor is an ambulatory plague or a mild form of bubonic plague that is characterized by less serious symptoms; such as, a mild fever and lymphadenitis (inflammation of lymph nodes, organs that fight infections).
pollakiambulation (s) (noun), pollaciambulations (pl)
An excessive frequency in walking.
preamble (s) (noun), preambles (pl)
1. An introductory statement; preface or introduction: The preamble in Karl's book expressed what was being included in his history book.
2. A preliminary or introductory fact or circumstance: Frank's childhood in the slums was a preamble to his life of crime.
3. When capitalized, a Preamble is the introductory statement of the U.S. Constitution: This Preamble sets forth the general principles of American government and begins with the words, "We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union ... " , therefore a section at the beginning of a speech, a report, or a formal document that establishes what follows.
4. Etymology: from Latin praeambulus, "going in front"; from Latin pre- + ambulare "to walk".
preambular (adjective); more preambular, most preambular
A reference to a short preliminary statement or remark, especially an explanatory introduction to a formal document or statute: The university president made very brief preambular comments just before introducing the guest speaker.
preambulary (adjective); more preambulary, most preambulary
Pertaining to an introductory statement: At the awards ceremony, the guest exclaimed about the brevity of the preambulary remarks.