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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trep·i·da·tion /ˌtrɛpəˈdeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trep·i·da·tion n.
 1. An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
 2. Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
 3. Anc. Astron. A libration of the starry sphere in the Ptolemaic system; a motion ascribed to the firmament, to account for certain small changes in the position of the ecliptic and of the stars.
 Syn: -- Tremor; agitation; disturbance; fear.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a feeling of alarm or dread