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SOMEWHERE between anxiety and dread is that feeling that creeps in on a Sunday evening. You still haven’t finished the spreadsheet that was due Friday EOD. Or cleaned up after the party on Saturday. Or bathed the bulldog. Or yourself. Oh, and it’s five minutes to midnight.

The Germans, who have an uncanny ability to capture in one word a feeling that would take a full sentence in English to explain, call this dread . Literally “gate-shut panic.” It’s the medieval fear of not making it safely behind the castle gate before nightfall. In modern usage, it

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