During the holidays, my mother became febrile; not only was she feverish, but was also filled with nervous and hectic energy. She never stopped moving, despite running a temperature; instead of resting, she went from one preparation to the next in a constant blur of febrile, feverish activity. When I offered to do some of the holiday cooking, she turned down my help and continued to scurry about the house in a highly excited, nervous, and febrile effort to make everything perfect. Unfortunately, the activity became too much for her, which caused her febrile temperature to peak at 105.
Quiz: When is an action febrile?
- When it is characterized by nervous energy.
- When it has a large amount of energy.
- When it is done by only one person.