PRONUNCIATION: (fyoo-NAM-byuh-liz-uhm)

MEANING: noun:
1. The act of walking on a rope between two points elevated from the ground.
2. The balancing act between contrasting situations, such as appeasing two groups with opposing views.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin funis (rope) + ambulare (to walk). Earliest documented use: 1801.

NUNAMBULISM - walking Sisters

FUMAMBULISM - having a cigarette during your peregrinations

FUN A.M. BULLISM - enjoying a rising stock market before noon