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trepidation

trep·i·da·tion

trepidation

 
 
pronunciation:
tre pih deI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a condition of anxiety or dread; alarm.
She was filled with trepidation, but she finally found the courage to ask for a promotion.
 
synonyms:
alarm, anxiety, apprehension, disquiet, dread, fear, nervousness
antonyms:
calm, collectedness
similar words:
consternation, horror, misgiving, panic, qualm
definition 2: a quiver or vibration.
Trepidations from the eruption were felt for some months afterward.
synonyms:
quiver, tremor, vibration
similar words:
jar, jolt, quake, shake