thrill


thrill (http://definr.com/thrill)

     n 1: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a
          great bang out of it"; "what a rush!"; "he does it for
          kicks" [syn: bang, boot, charge, rush, flush,
          kick]
     2: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of
        surprise shot through him" [syn: frisson, shiver, chill,
         quiver, shudder, tingle]
     3: something that thrills; "the thrills of space travel"
     v 1: cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input; "The men were
          thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
     2: feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled
        by the speed and the roar of the engine." [syn: tickle]
     3: tremble convulsively [syn: shudder, shiver, throb]
     4: fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink(exhilarate is
        obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at
        the prospect of going to the movies" [syn: exhilarate, exalt]