Monday, April 13, 2015


You know what Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day is today? It's perfect...just perfect. Today's Word of the Day is...

Ready for it?
Febrile \FEB-ryle\

adjective: marked or caused by fever, feverish
In case you'd like some examples of how to use that word, MW provides a few:


The patient exhibited a rash and febrile symptoms that were consistent with a certain rare tropical infection.

"Febrile seizures typically occur between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old. They happen when a fever spikes very quickly...." — Vikki Ortiz Healy, Chicago Tribune, August 4, 2014
And then, you can of course, make up your own:
Melina sat on the couch, head propped with a fluffy pillow, her febrile symptoms, along with a sore throat, making her mother worry that she might have strep throat.


Anonymous said...

Great word!!

I share a word of the day with my writer's group. Usually it's whatever fun word I run across in whatever book I'm reading... I'm totally using this one today :)

Christina said...

It is a great word!

Hope the writing is going well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks... it is going well :) I've mustered up some faith that words will come out whenever I sit down to write. It's allowed me to chill out some about it all.

Christina said...

I wish we could "like" these comments. Glad the writing is going well. I try to read your blog at least a couple of times a week. I don't always have time for commenting. Your progression gives me inspiration! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

"liking" would be a nice feature!

Putting this story in a blog has been highly motivational toward progression. If I go more than two days without writing I start to feel guilty... like I'm letting any readers down. I know I'd hate to wait more than a week for the next small part of a story, so I try not to do that to anyone else.