During the holidays, my mother was full of febrile, nervous, and hectic energy. She never stopped moving, but went from one preparation to the next in a constant blur of febrile, feverish activity. When I offered to do some of the cooking, she turned down my help and continued to scurry about the house in a highly excited, nervous, and febrile effort to make everything perfectly. Unfortunately, she became physically febrile the next day, as her temperature reached 105.
Quiz: When is an action febrile?
- When it is done by only one person.
- When it has a large amount of energy.
- When it is characterized by nervous energy.