Fear and fearless

trepidation
(n)
trep-i-DAY-shǝn
Meaning

fear; nervousness; nervous apprehension; anxiety

1st Sample Sentence

It is normal to feel trepidation before speaking in front of a large crowd.

Root

trepidus (alarmed, scared) (Latin)

Mnemonics

TRAP - soldier on being trapped had the feeling of trepidation/fear. Intrepid is fearless, so Trepid is fearfull. :P

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