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

  Appall \Ap*pall"\, n.
     Terror; dismay. [Poet.] --Cowper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Appall \Ap*pall"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appalled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Appalling.] [OF. appalir to grow pale, make pale; a (L.
     ad) + p[^a]lir to grow pale, to make pale, p[^a]le pale. See
     Pale, a., and cf. Pall.]
     1. To make pale; to blanch. [Obs.]
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              The answer that ye made to me, my dear, . . .
              Hath so appalled my countenance.      --Wyatt.
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     2. To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled
        wight. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              Wine, of its own nature, will not congeal and
              freeze, only it will lose the strength, and become
              appalled in extremity of cold.        --Holland.
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     3. To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear
        in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its
        firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to
        dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.
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              The house of peers was somewhat appalled at this
              alarum.                               --Clarendon.
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     Syn: To dismay; terrify; daunt; frighten; affright; scare;
          depress. See Dismay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Appall \Ap*pall"\, v. i.
     1. To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or
        discouraged. [Obs.] --Gower.
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     2. To lose flavor or become stale. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior
           of this married woman shocked her friends" [syn: shock,
           offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall,
      2: fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly
         surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for
         my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
         [syn: dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "appall":
     abash, astound, awe, confound, daunt, discomfit, disconcert,
     disgust, dismay, faze, freeze, give offense, gross out, horrify,
     nauseate, offend, overawe, paralyze, petrify, put off, put out,
     repel, revolt, scare stiff, scare to death, shake, shock, sicken,
     strike dumb, strike terror into, stun, stupefy, take aback,
     terrify, turn the stomach

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