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From the given paragraph:

I frequently forget to lock the main door. But, I know I double-checked if the door was locked today.

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I realized I became very anxious about my ____ about the locks on the main door.

Do we have one word to fill in the blank of the above?

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FWIW (especially with J Lawler around) double-check ( dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/double-check ) IS ONE WORD. ( answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090107171824AALJFft : Jim in Melbourne knows that he is right.) (What he thinks about the alternative open compound double check ( en.wiktionary.org/wiki/double_check ) is another matter.) –  Edwin Ashworth Aug 29 '13 at 7:34
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As Edwin pointed out, "double-check" is one word. If you are looking for a synonym, that's precisely what the job of a thesaurus is. The word is also in every dictionary I checked, complete with synonyms. –  RegDwigнt Aug 29 '13 at 8:45

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Verification would work here, but personally I'd rewrite the second sentence.

I became very anxious about my verification of the locks on the main door.

This is technically correct but seems awkward somehow.

Consider:

I became very anxious about whether the main door was locked.

Or:

I became very anxious about whether I had, in fact, locked the main door.

Possibly better - use of active voice not passive voice

After all, are you worried about the double-check/verification, or about the door not being locked?

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what about the simple word.

Confirm or determine

So like,

I frequently forget to lock the main door. But, today I confirmed that the door was locked.

I frequently forget to lock the main door. But, today I determined that the door was locked.

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Yes, we do have one word for it.

I realized I became very anxious about my double-checking about the locks on the main door.

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