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A.Word.A.Day--trepid

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This week's theme: words better known in their negative forms.

trepid (TREP-id) adjective

Fearful; timid.

[From Latin trepidus (alarmed).]

See more usage examples of trepid in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"[The attacker] then fled, making good his escape by reason of his youth and athleticism, the crowds, ... and the trepid nature of common humanity in such circumstances." Ronan Bennett; Zugzwang: A Serial Novel; The Observer (London, UK); Jan 8, 2006.

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People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. -William Butler Yeats, writer, Nobel laureate (1865-1939)

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