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suspense

noun [U]     /səˈspens/
C2 the feeling of excitement or nervousness that you have when you are waiting for something to happen and are uncertain about what it is going to be: She kept him in suspense for several days before she said that she would marry him. The suspense is killing me (= I am extremely eager to know what is going to happen ). There is a gradual build-up of suspense throughout the film , until it comes to an unexpected ending .Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasmAnxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
(Definition of suspense noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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