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The dict-ified word of the day is timorous

| source : web1913 | Timorous \Tim"or*ous\, a. [LL. timorosus, from L. timor fear; akin to timere to fear. See {Timid}.] 1. Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage. --Shak. 2. Indicating, or caused by, fear; as, timorous doubts. ``The timorous apostasy of chuchmen.'' --Milman. -- {Tim"or*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Tim"or*ous*ness}, n. | source : wn | timorous adj : timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog" [syn: {fearful}, {trepid}]

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