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|part of speech:
||a feeling of being worried, nervous, or afraid that something will happen.
He was full of anxiety before the big math test.
- distress, uneasiness, worry
- similar words:
- apprehension, care, concern, dismay, dread, fear, misgiving, tension
||alarm, discomfort, horror
comes from a Latin word that means "to choke, strangle, or cause distress."