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apprehension

noun
     
ap‧pre‧hen‧sion
1 [uncountable and countable] anxiety about the future, especially about dealing with something unpleasant or difficult [= anxiety]:
a feeling of apprehension
I woke before the alarm, filled with apprehension.
2 [uncountable] formal the act of apprehending a criminal [= arrest]
3 [uncountable] old-fashioned understanding

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