What does apprehensive mean?

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  1. Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.
  2. Perceptive; quick to learn; intelligent; capable of grasping with the mind or intellect.
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The same year there came into England Master John, a Scot by nation, a man of an apprehensive mind and of singular eloquence.
March in New York is a restless time, an anticipatory time, hopeful yet apprehensive.
When a mechanized force enters an area with friendly infantry, both light and mechanized soldiers get a little apprehensive.
He watched the two birds glide away over the waves, an apprehensive glint in his eye.
Tessa's tone was cool and aloof, but Rogers could sense the apprehensive undertone.
He remained apprehensive about returning to the United States, unsure of his legal jeopardy.

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