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Frisson

[ free -SAWN ] –noun-

Dictionary.com entry for Frisson
a sudden, passing sensation of excitement;
a shudder of emotion; thrill

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READER, IS THE ORIGIN LISTING FROM DICTIONARY.COM
Origin: 1770–80; < F: shiver, shudder, OF friçons (pl.)
< LL frictiōnem, acc. of frictiō shiver (taken as deriv. of frīgére to be cold)


With a happy jolt of frisson, I realized it was Thursday again,
and set about learning this new word I first saw mentioned
in a review of the very fun work of Jesse Reklaw!


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