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apprehensive

adjective uk   /ˌæp.rɪˈhen.sɪv/ us  
feeling worried about something that you are going to do or that is going to happen: I'm very prehensive about tomorrow's meeting. I've invited a lot of people to the party, but I'm a little apprehensive that no one will come.
apprehensively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
They looked at each other apprehensively.
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