Fear and fearless

apprehensive
(adj)
ap-rǝ-HEN-siv
Meaning

fearful; anxious; worrying

1st Sample Sentence

She's feeling very apprehensive about her wedding next week.

Root

ad (to)#prehendere (to grasp, seize) (Latin)

Mnemonics

apprehensive sounds OFFENSIVE, hence fearful Apprehend + sive (Thieve) Thieves always have a fear of getting apprehended

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