Know Your Next Word : trepidation
10. trepidation :
fear, apprehension, nervous trembling
The nursery school students were filled with trepidation when they saw the other children in their class dressed in their Halloween costumes.
The trepidation of the swimming team was readily apparent. Their knees were knocking as they lined up along the edge of the pool.
To be fearless is to be intrepid.
The intrepid captain sailed his ship around the world with only a handkerchief for a sail.
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