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trepid

[trep-id] /ˈtrɛp ɪd/
adjective
1.
fearful or apprehensive, especially trembling from fear.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin trepidus
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  • They must be sagacious and in trepid, mere ready te serve the people than themselves.
Word Origin and History for trepid
adj.

1640s, from Latin trepidus "scared" (see trepidation).

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