Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Weird Word
Increase your vocabulary with not-very-common and/or not-frequently-used words.

Today's Weird Word is: febrile, and its pronunciation is: 'fe-'brīl.

Febrile is an adjective meaning: marked or caused by fever; feverish.

Jeremy suited up for the game despite a high temperature and other febrile symptoms.



  1. Thanks. I love learning new words or words I have forgotten.

  2. Crystal - I like that word and I'm glad you've highlighted it :-). I really enjoy these less-common words.

  3. I love learning new words. I've seen this one before, but I never knew what it meant. And obviously never looked it up. I can't believe I just admitted that. Thanks.

  4. Christine and Mason: I love words, and the *not-so-common* ones are not only educational, but FUN! I'm glad you like them as well!

    Karen: Aww,,,how kind of you to ask! I'll tell you, this has been the most difficult year, health wise, that I've had in a long time! I'm still dealing with some issues, but I DO see a light at the end of the tunnel I've been in! I truly appreciate your concern. Thank you so much! ♥

    Margot: Thanks! ...And thank you for the award! (I'll be passing it forward in the near future.) I really love that award. I don't want to say *more than the others* -- but it's so appropriate...that makes it VERY special. Thank you for thinking of me to pass it on to!

    Carol: Oh - that is so funny! Thanks for the chuckle!

  5. It's a fabulous word!! I love this word and I would have so pronounced it as febrile not febril! So Thank you! take care

  6. WOW, new word for me, thank you!
    Although I shoud have guessed that one since it's the same in French: fébrile, and in Spanish, febril. :(

  7. A word I can definitely use with young kids in the house! Sorry I haven't been by on the days you post; I could have sworn you were a Tues-Thurs blogger!


  8. Old Kitty: You and I pronounce these words the same! I would have guessed it to be febrile as well!

    Claudia, Michele and Diane: It's been so exciting for me to realize how many of you not only love words (well, that goes without saying, since most of you are writers/authors!) but enjoy the weird ones too!

    Diane: Whenever I post a Weird Word, I always wonder if you'll be able to stump Craig! LOL!


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