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suspense

sus·pense

suspense

 
 
pronunciation:
s spens
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a state of excitement or anxiety resulting from uncertainty or mystery.
definition 2: a condition of uncertainty or indecision.
definition 3: the state of being between not knowing and knowing.
derivation: suspenseful (adj.)
Word Parts
The word suspense contains the following part:
pend, pens Latin root that means hang; weigh; spend