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insecure

(ĭn′sĭ-kyo͝or′)
adj.
a. Lacking stability; troubled: an insecure relationship.
b. Lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety: had always felt insecure at parties.

in′se·cure′ly adv.
in′se·cure′ness n.
in′se·cu′ri·ty (-kyo͝or′ĭ-tē) n.
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Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili stressed that enemies are intensifying insecurities in Syria to pave the ground for their presence in the region, and called for the regional states' cooperation to prevent the spread of insecurity.
While this book does highlight the global and transnational nature of some of the neoliberal processes that have created and/or exasperated economic insecurities for Guatemalans in the postwar period, it does not underline the transnational nature of contemporary violence and physical insecurities.
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So it should not be surprising that in the year 2008, though we ladies feel empowered, independent and enlightened, we still find ourselves dealing with insecurities.
Using art as therapy, Harper rebounded by choreographing a new work called Subtext, which explores dancers' insecurities. "I was so hurt that I wanted to do a piece about exposing the inner thoughts and neuroses of the dancers, and how difficult it is when you are performing onstage," she says.