apprehensive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word apprehensive
appreHENsive:hen is always fearful...
Apprehend + sive (Thieve) Thieves always have a fear of getting apprehended
apprehensive sounds OFFENSIVE, hence fearful
apprehend(=arrest) +sive (sounds like seize) = apprehensive.....when somebody is arrested, he will be "FEARFUL"
appre+hen:appre can be related to opra while opra if hens suddenly come everyone frightens
appre+hen+siveâ€”who appears like hen--- hen is always fearful
apprehend means arrested, and arrested person is always in fear about future