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trepidation

 [trep″ĭ-da´shun]
1. tremor.
2. nervous anxiety and fear. adj., adj trep´idant.

trep·i·da·tion

(trep'i-dā'shŭn),
Anxious fear.
[L. trepidatio, fr. trepido, to tremble, to be agitated]

trepidation

/trep·i·da·tion/ (trep″ĭ-da´shun)
1. tremor.
2. nervous anxiety and fear.trep´idant

trepidation

[trep′idā·shən]
Etymology: L, trepidare, to tremble
a state of anxiety.

trep·i·da·tion

(trep'i-dā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): tremor.
2. Anxious fear.
[L. trepidatio, fr. trepido, to tremble, to be agitated]
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It was not without great fear and trepidation that little Nell slipped off her shoes and gliding through the store-room of old curiosities, where Mr Brass--the ugliest piece of goods in all the stock--lay sleeping on a mattress, passed into her own little chamber.
In a 1953 spread for Ladies' Home Journal, photojournalist Esther Bubley illustrated first-time homeowners' trepidations and desires.
This is despite--or perhaps even because of--the current economic slowdown and the trepidations it brings.