Timorous

Part of speech: adjective!

Definition: To be full of fear, to subject to fear

In the text: Not even birds can pass them by, not even the timorous doves that bear ambrosia to Fther Zeus; caught by downdrafts, they die on rockwall smooth as ice.

My Sentence: The timorous little tot of a child couldn't even step near the big, bright stage.

Synonyms: fearful, nervous, cowardly

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