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trepidation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtrepidationtrep‧i‧da‧tion /ˌtrepəˈdeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]  FRIGHTENEDa feeling of anxiety or fear about something that is going to happen With some trepidation, I opened the door.
Examples from the Corpus
trepidationSome of this apparent trepidation is due to overwhelming self criticism of the proposal.I open my home with some trepidation and humility.It was a day that should rightly be viewed with some trepidation, but not in the time of Amos.It was with some trepidation that I slid a 5-pound chicken with peeled, quartered potatoes into the 500-degree oven.I threw in my entire savings toward the down-payment and, with trepidation, agreed to manage the building.When the world descended on Sydney last month it was with trepidation.
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