anticipation

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vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune anxiety
fearful expectation or anticipation apprehension , apprehensiveness , dread
paying excessive attention to the clock (in anticipation of stopping work) clock-watching
state of anticipation of sexuality eroticism , erotism
emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) fear , fearfulness , fright
intense nervous anticipation fever
chest for storage of clothing (trousseau) and household goods in anticipation of marriage hope chest , wedding chest
form of Christian theology (developed by South American Roman Catholics) that emphasizes social and political liberation as the anticipation of ultimate salvation liberation theology
surveillance of some place or some person by the police (as in anticipation of a crime) stakeout
acquisition based on analysis of the benefits of consolidation in anticipation of increased earning power strategic buyout
excited anticipation of an approaching climax suspense
period of standing by in anticipation wait
hold something up in anticipation wait
stand by in anticipation wait
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