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    Vocabulary: fear and terror


    Among the most universal emotions, "fear" strikes everyone to varying degrees, and more or less often. 

    We have already studied simple and ordinary "fear" in  test.

    In this lesson, we're going a lot further and will study stronger emotions, going as far as "terror"!  



    Both Tim and Teddy are frightened!                     So scary... 


     A fear : a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain.
     To fear sth/ sb   : to be afraid of, to dread
     To fear for sb/ sth  : to be afraid for someone 

     To be frightened of/ to do something

     To be scared of sth/ of doing                      

     : afraid, scared, terrified            
     Fright : sudden fear 

     To frighten somebody 

     To give somebody a fright

     To scare somebody

     : to feel someone with fear, to frighten 
     Frightening  : causing fear or anxiety 
     Scary : spooky, causing alarm 




    - To be in fear of one's life/ to fear for one's life

    - To be frightened into doing sth

    - To have a fit of nerves (before an exam)

    - To have stage fright: (in front of an audience)

    - To be scared stiff/ scared to death/ to be scared out of his wits: to be very frightened

    - To have the jitters/ to be jittery

    - To scare the life out of sb/ to scare the living daylights out of sb

    - To be appalled at sth



     Alarmed  : frightened 
     Apprehension  : suspicion of future trouble 
     Fearful/ fearsome                                     : frightening
     Alarming  : worrisome
     Dread  : to fear greatly
     Terror : intense, deep fear. 

     Terrible/ dreadful/

     Awful/ frightful

     : causing dread or terror 
     To terrify somebody/ terrified                  : to make greatly afraid                                  




     : causing terror 
     To terrorize somebody  : to feel with terror
     To appal somebody : to feel with horror or fear                   
     Appalling/ dreadful  : dismaying greatly


    - To strike terror in sb

    - To have a horror of sth/ of doing sth

    - To (get into a) panic

    - To strike fear/ terror into somebody/ into somebody's heart



                                                           He's panic-stricken... 




     : arousing terror, horrifying 
     Horror : overwhelming fear
     Horrible/ horrendous/ horrific  : terrible
     To horrify/ to be horrified at sth                 : to distress and shock greatly                     
     Panic/ a panic : an outbreak of fear 
     Panic-stricken : overcome with panic 
     Panicky  : caused by panic
     Petrified : to be in a state of shock


    I do hope you won't be too scared and shaken by this "terrible" vocabulary... I'm sure you won't! 

    The FORCE is with You, anyway!  


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