Word of the Day: trepidation

Word of the Day: trepidation

: a feeling of alarm or dread


The word trepidation has appeared in 114 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 31 in “Itchy to Perform Again, Musicians Eye Return to Touring” by Ben Sisario:

In New York, a smattering of clubs are also planning shows, like Bowery Electric and the Bitter End. But the majority are holding out for when they can reopen at full capacity, or close to it, many proprietors said. The industry has been placing its bets on summer or fall for that.

Still, many artists and promoters report watching every news blip about infection spikes and virus variants with trepidation.

The British electronic duo Jungle has announced a fall tour at large clubs like Avant Gardner in New York and the Anthem in Washington. Sam Denniston, the group’s manager, said that all signs have pointed toward that being feasible, as millions more people get vaccinated and more venues fully reopen. Yet uncertainty about the pandemic means that anything could happen.

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