aquiver

aquiver

[uh-kwiv-er]
adjective
in a state of trepidation or vibrant agitation; trembling; quivering (usually used predicatively): The bamboo thicket was aquiver with small birds and insects. The exciting news set me aquiver.

Origin:
1880–85; a-1 + quiver1

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