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tremor

noun [C]     /ˈtrem.ər/ US  //
a slight shaking movement in a person's body , especially because of nervousness or excitement : The disease mostly affects people over 50, causing paralysis and uncontrollable tremors. There was a slight tremor in her voice .figurative A tremor of excitement went through the audience as he came on stage .Making short, sudden movements a slight earthquake : The tremor was felt as far as 200 miles away.Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
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