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ap·pre·hen·sive

apprehensive

 
 
pronunciation:
ae pr hen sihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition: feeling fearful about future events.
The storm warning made her apprehensive.
synonyms:
afraid, anxious, fearful, nervous
antonyms:
confident
similar words:
alarmed, concerned, on edge, uneasy, worried
derivations: apprehensively (adv.), apprehensiveness (n.)
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The word apprehensive contains the following part:
pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend Latin root that means take, grasp