As you can tell, my postings on WordSmithie are very sparse. Besides having a busy life like everybody else, I have a new interest in my life — and therefore another blog that has captured my spare time. So, this blog is like the ugly step-sister that gets shoved behind the coal-bin in the kitchen and is totally ignored!
It’s a good thing that I still am reading (for 2 minutes before I fall asleep at night). Because, I am still coming across new words. And, I recently came across the word febrile.
Febrile (fee-bruhl) is an adjective that means pertaining to or marked by fever. Feverish. So, if a child is sick and has a temperature, you could say that he was febrile.
If a student was frantically working on a school project that was due the next day, his efforts could be described as febrile (feverish). Or if an ad agency was trying to meet a looming deadline, their actions could be febrile.
For someone who has a ‘be happy, don’t worry’ attitude, I don’t believe that they will have many febrile moments in their life. 🙂