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appal

[uh-pawl] /əˈpɔl/
verb (used with object), appalled, appalling.
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  • The confused noise which came from the contending armies were enough to appal the stoutest hearts.
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appal

/əˈpɔːl/
verb -pals, -palling, -palled (US) -palls, -palling, -palled
1.
(transitive) to fill with horror; shock or dismay
Word Origin
C14: from Old French appalir to turn pale
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