I misread this word when I got to it in this project. I thought it said “argue.” I was about to dash off an incensed note to the dictionary’s publisher to complain about the misplacement of the word in the dictionary when I noticed that the word was missing an “r.”
The word ague has nothing whatsoever to do with the word argue. Ague is malaria or any other disease that involves recurring fevers, sweating and shivering.
I would argue that ague is not something you would want to have, he said in a vain attempt to turn his poor reading habits into something useful.