dread (http://definr.com/dread)

     adj : causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful
           risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful
           that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the
           headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it
           once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling";
           "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible
           curse" [syn: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded,
            dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous,
            horrific, terrible]
     n : fearful expectation or anticipation: "the student looked
         around the examination room with apprehension" [syn: apprehension,
     v : be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the
         winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
         [syn: fear]