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#205995 - 06/06/12 03:52 PM Looking for a word meaning overwhelmed and excited  
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Hey wordsters,
As the thread title suggests...I want an ambiguous word that expresses trepedation and excitememt at future prospects. Cheers for all help!

#205996 - 06/06/12 04:02 PM Re: Looking for a word meaning overwhelmed and excited [Re: purnululu]  
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anxiety, fear, apprehension, tense desire, butterfly


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#206011 - 06/07/12 08:38 PM Re: Looking for a word meaning overwhelmed and excited [Re: purnululu]  
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Hmmmn. you must mean "fear and trembling." Can't do better than that.

#206012 - 06/07/12 10:11 PM Re: Looking for a word meaning overwhelmed and excited [Re: purnululu]  
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How about the phrase butterflies in ones stomach? Luke hinted at it, but let's lay it out in full.

#206032 - 06/09/12 02:05 AM Re: Looking for a word meaning overwhelmed and excited [Re: purnululu]  
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A-tremble? [half stealing from Miss A] If you're looking for one single word, that is. The phrase on pins and needles comes to mind. Welcome.

#206037 - 06/10/12 01:04 AM Re: Looking for a word meaning overwhelmed and excited [Re: Jackie]  
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm a little disappointed I can't find a single word, as muh as I like the proposed idioms. Thanks for the help!

#206105 - 06/19/12 06:35 PM Re: Looking for a word meaning overwhelmed and excited [Re: purnululu]  
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on tenterhooks (that's two words, but..)


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