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1‘he had been filled with apprehension at having to report his failure’
anxiety, angst, alarm, worry, uneasiness, unease, nervousness, misgiving, disquiet, concern, agitation, restlessness, edginess, fidgetiness, nerves, tension, trepidation, perturbation, consternation, panic, fearfulness, dread, fear, shock, horror, terror
informal butterflies in the stomach, the willies, the heebie-jeebies
2‘she was popular because of her quick apprehension of the wishes of the people’
understanding, grasp, comprehension, realization, recognition, appreciation, discernment, perception, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, penetration
3‘police activity centred around the apprehension of a perpetrator’
arrest, capture, seizure, catching
detention, imprisonment, incarceration
informal collaring, nabbing, nailing, pinching, bust, busting
British informal nick
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