Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week. To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post for this week (above link).
I’m looking at the letter F this week.
So here is my WOW for this week:
fe·brile [fee-bruh l, feb-ruh l or, especially British, fee-brahyl]
Part of Speech
- Having or showing the symptoms of a fever: a febrile illness:
2. Characterised by a great deal of nervous excitement or energy: the febrile atmosphere of the city following the riots:
1645-55 < New Latin, Medieval Latin febrīlis (fever)
Meaning 1: feverish, hot, fevered, flushed, fiery, inflamed, delirious, febrific, pyretic (medicine), burning, buring up, sweating
Meaning 2: anticipatory, interested, excited
Use in a Sentence:
1. Dr. Dennis looked levelly at Janet. ‘I must inform you, Mrs. Eliot, that your son’s febrile condition is synonymous with that of patients suffering from malaria, the disease caused by the bite of an infected mosquito. I believe he has just returned from the South America. . .?
2. The atmosphere in the large stadium was febrile as teenagers screamed their approval of the latest hit single by their idol, Frothing Freddie from Framlington:
3. Signor Lorenzo Abbatelli sang with febrile intensity throughout the evening performance:
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