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febrile

 

febrile

 

FEE-bryal (‘bryal’ rhyming with ‘style’, ‘aisle’ etc)

 

adjective

  1. having or showing the symptoms of a fever
  2. characterised by a great deal of nervous excitement or energy

‘Colin Creevey was rather febrile.’

 

synonyms:

  1. feverish, fevered, pyretic
  2. excited, energetic, feverish, active

antonyms:

  1. inactive, lethargic, sluggish, torpid

variants:

  1. febrifuge, febrifuges

 

Gasp! A new theme! Anyone know what it is? No? Didn’t think so. It’s pretty obscure.

Alas, earwax.

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