Word of the Day – 11/11/11 – Trepidation


trep·i·da·tion

  http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/d/g/speaker.swf [trep-i-dey-shuhn]  Show IPA

noun

1.

tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.
2.

trembling or quivering movement; tremor.
Origin: 1595–1605; < Latin trepidātiōn- (stem of trepidātiō),equivalent to trepidāt(us) (past participle of trepidāre to hurry,alarm; see trepid-ate1) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

trep·i·da·tious, adjective
trep·i·da·tious·ly, adverb
Synonyms 1. trembling, fright. 2. quivering, shaking.
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