I’m particularly fond of words with an “-ish” suffix. They always seem a little less than real and serious to me.
1. Of the nature or character of an ague.
2. Having a tendency to produce ague.
3. Subject to ague.
4. fig. Resembling an ague, in shakiness or intermittency; a. quaking, shivering, shaky; b. coming by fits and starts.