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This week's theme: Words to describe people.
tremulous (TREM-yuh-luhs) adjective
2. Timid; nervous.
[From Latin tremere (to tremble).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The activist, actress and mother of two -- Maddox, 4, and Zahara, 8 months -- seemed a little tremulous in the spotlight at the Waldorf-Astoria to receive the 2005 U.N. Global Humanitarian Action Award." Donna Freydkin; For Angelina Jolie, Good Works; USA Today; Oct 13, 2005.
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. -Fyodor Dostoyevsky, novelist (1821-1881)