trepidation
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(pronounced tre-peh-DAY-shun)

Deriving from the Latin term meaning “to tremble,” this word is a synonym for fear, panic, alarm and timid agitation and uncertain apprehension.

Example: Because he had had so little time to study, Javier experienced an inordinately large amount of trepidation upon entering the testing center where he would be sitting for the LEED New Construction Exam.