Less than a month before Election Day, Pressler seems to be feeling some trepidation about his movement in the polls.
Every day he cautiously emerged from his hotel filled with trepidation.
“I feel a shaking of the ground I stand on,” Carson tells Mrs. Hughes with trepidation.
c.1600, from Latin trepidationem (nominative trepidatio) "agitation, alarm, trembling," noun of action from past participle stem of trepidare "to tremble, hurry," from trepidus "alarmed, scared," from PIE *trep- "to shake, tremble" (cf. Sanskrit trprah "hasty," Old Church Slavonic trepetati "to tremble"), related to *trem- (see tremble).
trepidation trep·i·da·tion (trěp'ĭ-dā'shən)
An involuntary trembling or quivering.
A state of anxious fear; apprehension.