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apprehensive

adjective afraid, agitated, alarmed, anticipative of evil, anxious, aware, bothered, cognizant, concerned, conscious, disquieted, distrustful, expectant, fearful, hesitant, leery, mindful, mistrustful, nervous, pusillanimous, qualmish, sagacious, shrewd, solicitous, suspicious, terrified, timid, tremulous, troubled, uneasy, vigilant, wise, worried
See also: cognizant, leery, perceptive, solicitous, suspicious, vigilant
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Because acting was so new to me, I was a bit apprehensive before I started," the Daily Telegraph quoted her as telling Confidential.
I have always been very apprehensive about getting treatments at other day spas because many of their products and services aren't tailored to African American skin.
While the brokers are comfortable with the new system, a large number of buyers seem apprehensive.
On view until April 18, 2005, the show concentrates on the decade in which Martin lived and worked in Manhattan, from 1957 to 1967, and I was apprehensive about her reaction to the first room, which contains those contentious formative works, many of which she had not seen in over forty years.
I'd really like for people to judge me a year from now on what I have done, rather than being apprehensive about what I'm going to do," he told World.
It is known now that senior Kremlin officials were shocked and apprehensive at the selection of Wojtyla.
The scientists can quell that memory by retraining the apprehensive rodents, repeatedly exposing them to the light or sound without an accompanying foot shock.
They were apprehensive because they weren't sure if it would work with their teaching style.
We brought the 33 unsold apartments to market in 1995 and found ourselves negotiating heavily with apprehensive buyers for apartments that sold in the low-$20,000s for one bedrooms and in the low-$30,000s for two bedrooms.
Results indicate that teaching writing by means of a computer network offers some benefits to highly apprehensive writers, especially in allowing them to explore their writing processes more closely.
Supporters as well as opponents of the final rule are apprehensive about it.