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nervy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnervynerv‧y /ˈnɜːvi $ ˈnɜːr-/ adjective informal 🔊 🔊 1 NERVOUSFRIGHTENEDnervous and easily frightened 🔊 She was all tired and nervy.2 American EnglishBRAVE brave and confident
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nervyHis companion was thin and nervy and carried a notebook.He was nervy and on edge.The film itself is preceded by an elaborately ironic but nervy disclaimer about it being just a joke.He understands the manic rhythms of a city that borders on the irrational, yet still embodies a nervy humanity.Macy brilliantly shows Teach to be a nervy outsider who desperately wants to be part of the game.Harriet's Aunt Gertrude, a nervy spinster who lived with Uncle Bertie's household, sat as still as possible.
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