Trepidation: a condition of anxiety or dread; a quaking or quivering, particularly from fear or terror; a state of terror.
The men were in great trepidation.
Trepidation is from the Latin trepidus meaning, nervous, jumpy, or agitated. From trepidus, English also derives trepid (timid) and intrepid (courageous, bold).
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