Fear and fearless

incubus
(n)
IN-cyoo-bǝs
Meaning

an anxiety; a worry; a nightmare-like situation

1st Sample Sentence

When he finally paid off the mortgage on the house, he felt that he had been relieved of an incubus that had been haunting him for more than twenty years.

Root

in (into, in, on, upon)#cubare (to bend oneself, lie) (Latin)

Mnemonics

to wait IN QUE for a BUS is a burden or nightmare. in + cu + bus -- going to college in bus is really a kind of burden.

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