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

  Unrest \Un*rest"\, n.
     Want of rest or repose; unquietness; sleeplessness;
     uneasiness; disquietude.
     [1913 Webster]
           Is this, quoth she, the cause of your unrest!
     [1913 Webster]
           Can calm despair and wild unrest
           Be tenants of a single breast?           --Tennyson.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a state of agitation or turbulent change or development;
           "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social
           unrest" [syn: agitation, ferment, fermentation,
           tempestuousness, unrest]
      2: a feeling of restless agitation

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  115 Moby Thesaurus words for "unrest":
     activity, actuation, agitation, agony, ailment, anguish, anxiety,
     anxiousness, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, brouhaha, bustle,
     churn, commotion, concern, conturbation, didder, discomposure,
     disorder, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, dithers,
     dynamics, ebullition, embroilment, excitement, ferment,
     fermentation, fever, feverishness, fidgetiness, fidgets, flap,
     flurry, fluster, flutter, flutteration, foment, fume, fuss, going,
     heaving, hubbub, hurly-burly, inquietude, jitters, jumpiness,
     kinematics, kinesipathy, kinesis, kinesitherapy, kinetics,
     maelstrom, malaise, mobilization, moil, motion, motivation, move,
     movement, moving, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, palpitation,
     panting, perturbation, pitapat, pitter-patter, quaking, quaver,
     quavering, quiver, quivering, restiveness, restlessness, roil,
     rout, row, running, seethe, seething, shakes, shaking, shiver,
     shivers, shudder, stir, stirring, strife, swirl, throb, throbbing,
     to-do, tremble, trembling, tremor, trepidation, trepidity, trouble,
     tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter,
     unease, uneasiness, upset, velocity, worry

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