noun, verbal noun
Fear mixed with confusion creates panic! You get a scare so bad, you're fearful and you don't know what to do.
This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You've learned them already, so you should be able to read this on your own!
The village was consumed with panic on the day I wasn't there.
I wasn't expecting to experience two economic scares in my lifetime.
The entire country flew into a panic.