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aquiver

[ uh-kwiv-er ]
/ əˈkwɪv ər /
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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.

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Origin of aquiver

First recorded in 1880–85; a-1 + quiver1
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