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Causing fear or terror
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“Only four years into her reign she had been struck down by the dreaded smallpox, which had already killed so many that year.”
Not desirable or pleasant
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Past tense for anticipate with great apprehension or fear
“When I worked for the Labour Party we used to dread Easter week more than any other.”
Past tense for to put (hair) into dreadlocks
Past tense for to regard with adoration and reverence, particularly for deities and gods
Had a strong aversion to
Past tense for to be anxious or concerned about something in particular
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