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A.Word.A.Day--tremulous

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This week's theme: Words to describe people.

tremulous (TREM-yuh-luhs) adjective

1. Trembling.

2. Timid; nervous.

[From Latin tremere (to tremble).]

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

-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.

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