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 for shudder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shudder \Shud"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shuddered;p. pr. & vb.
     n. Shuddering.] [OE. shoderen, schuderen; akin to LG.
     schuddern, D. schudden to shake, OS. skuddian, G. schaudern
     to shudder, sch["u]tteln to shake, sch["u]tten to pour, to
     shed, OHG. scutten, scuten, to shake.]
     To tremble or shake with fear, horrer, or aversion; to shiver
     with cold; to quake. "With shuddering horror pale." --Milton.
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           The shuddering tennant of the frigid zone. --Goldsmith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shudder \Shud"der\, n.
     The act of shuddering, as with fear. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shudder
      n 1: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of
           surprise shot through him" [syn: frisson, shiver,
           chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle]
      2: an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear) [syn:
         tremor, shudder]
      v 1: shake, as from cold; "The children are shivering--turn on
           the heat!" [syn: shiver, shudder]
      2: tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement [syn:
         shudder, shiver, throb, thrill]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "shudder":
     bang, be cold, bob, bobble, boot, bounce, bump, charge, chatter,
     chill, convulse, convulsion, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dither,
     dithers, falter, fidgetiness, fidgets, flush, flutter, freeze,
     freeze to death, grimace, grow cold, gyrate, have a chill,
     have an ague, have goose pimples, heaving, horripilate, hustle,
     inquietude, jactitate, jar, jerk, jig, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle,
     jollies, jolt, jostle, jounce, jump, kick, lift, lose heat,
     palpitation, panting, paroxysm, perish with cold, pitapat,
     pitter-patter, quake, quaking, quaver, quavering, quiver,
     quivering, rattle, restlessness, rictus, rush, rush of emotion,
     sensation, shake, shakes, shaking, shimmy, shiver, shivers, shock,
     spasm, surge of emotion, thrill, throb, throbbing, tic, tingle,
     tingling, titillation, tremble, trembling, tremor,
     tremor of excitement, trepidation, trepidity, twitch, twitter,
     unrest, vibrate, vibration, wobble
  
  

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