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anticipatory

adjective

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having or showing signs of eagerly awaiting something
  • couldn't control his anticipatory excitement on Christmas morning

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The first known use of anticipatory was in 1669

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“Anticipatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/anticipatory. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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