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Monday February 18, 2002


anxiety Pronunciation Key (ng-z-t) n. pl. anxieties

A state of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future uncertainties.
A cause of anxiety: For some people, air travel is a real anxiety.
Psychiatry. A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.
Eager, often agitated desire: my anxiety to make a good impression.

That's what it is. Anxiety. That weird uneasy feeling, like I'm going to be sick (but not quite). It comes from nowhere, leaves only when it wants to, and makes life miserable. Damn.