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  • 161make someone's hair stand on end — the truth about Corrine would make your hair stand on end Syn: horrify, shock, appall, scandalize, stun; make someone s blood run cold; informal make someone s hair curl, turn someone s hair white …

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  • 162mortify — verb 1) I d be mortified if my friends found out Syn: embarrass, humiliate, chagrin, discomfit, shame, abash, horrify, appall 2) he was mortified at being excluded Syn: hurt, wound, affront …

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  • 163outrage — 1. noun 1) widespread public outrage Syn: indignation, fury, anger, rage, disapproval, wrath, resentment 2) it is an outrage Syn: scandal, offense, insult, injustice, disgrace …

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  • 164scandalize — verb the audience was scandalized by the speaker s racist remarks Syn: shock, appall, outrage, horrify, disgust, revolt, repel, sicken; offend, give offense to, affront, insult; cause raised eyebrows Ant: impress …

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  • 165shock — I 1. noun 1) the news came as a shock Syn: blow, upset, disturbance; surprise, revelation, a bolt from the blue, thunderbolt, bombshell, rude awakening, eye opener; informal whammy, wake up call 2) you gave me a shock Syn …

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  • 166affright — vb *frighten, fright, affray, scare, alarm, terrify, terrorize, startle Analogous words: daunt, horrify, appall, *dismay: cow, *intimidate, bulldoze: confound, bewilder (see PUZZLE) Antonyms: nerve, embolden Contrasted words: animate, fire,… …

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  • 167alarm — n 1 Alarm, tocsin, alert agree in meaning a signal that serves as a call to action or to be on guard especially in a time of imminent danger. Alarm is used of any signal that arouses to activity not only troops, but emergency workers (as firemen …

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  • 168cow — vb *intimidate, browbeat, bulldoze, bully Analogous words: *frighten, terrorize, terrify: daunt, *dismay, appall: abash, discomfit, rattle, faze, disconcert, *embarrass Contrasted words: animate, *quicken, vivify, enliven: cringe, cower …

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  • 169daunt — appall, *dismay, horrify Analogous words: cow, *intimidate, browbeat: discomfit, disconcert, faze (see EMBARRASS): foil, thwart, baffle (see FRUSTRATE): *frighten, alarm, scare, terrify Contrasted words: rally, rouse, arouse, * …

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  • 170fire — n Fire, conflagration, holocaust are comparable when meaning a blaze that reduces or threatens to reduce one or more buildings to ashes. Fire is the general term referable to such an event, whether it involves one or many buildings and whether it …

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  • 171frighten — frighten, fright, scare, alarm, terrify, terrorize, startle, affray, affright mean to strike or to fill with fear or dread. Frighten is perhaps the most frequent in use; it is the most inclusive, for it may range in implicaton from a momentary… …

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  • 172horrify — daunt, appall, *dismay Analogous words: agitate, upset, perturb, *discompose: *offend, outrage Contrasted words: delight, rejoice, gladden, gratify, *please …

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  • 173mistrust# — mistrust n 1 suspicion, skepticism, doubt, *uncertainty, dubiety, dubiosity Analogous words: misgiving, presentiment, foreboding, *apprehension Antonyms: trust: assurance Contrasted words: confidence, faith, reliance, dependence (see TRUST):… …

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  • 174paralyze — *daze, stun, bemuse, stupefy, benumb, petrify Analogous words: *dismay, daunt, appall, horrify: disable, cripple, *weaken, enfeeble: astound, flabbergast (see SURPRISE): dumbfound, confound, nonplus (see PUZZLE) …

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  • 175petrify — 1 *harden, solidify, indurate, cake Analogous words: deposit, precipitate (see corresponding nouns at DEPOSIT): *compact, consolidate 2 *daze, stun, bemuse, stupefy, benumb, paralyze Analogous words: terrify, alarm, *frighten, startle: appall,… …

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  • 176scare — vb alarm, *frighten, fright, terrify, terrorize, startle, affray, affright Analogous words: daunt, appall, *dismay: *intimidate, cow, browbeat: astound, amaze, flabbergast, astonish, *surprise Antonyms: entice …

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  • 177terrify — *frighten, fright, scare, alarm, terrorize, startle Analogous words: agitate, upset, perturb, disquiet (see DISCOMPOSE): *dismay, appall, horrify, daunt: cow, *intimidate, browbeat, bulldoze Contrasted words: *calm, compose, soothe, tranquilize …

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  • 178alarm — n 1. fear, fright, scare, terror, affright, Inf. funk, panic, horror, dread; apprehension, consternation, dismay, trepidation, disquiet, discomfort, perturbation, misgiving, timidity, solicitude, concern, uneasiness. 2. hue and cry, war cry, call …

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  • 179daunt — v 1. intimidate, unnerve, dismay, petrify, frighten, affright, scare, Archaic. amate; overawe, terrorize, threaten, browbeat, bully, bulldoze, cow; disconcert, alarm, appall, take aback, Inf. take the fight out of, shake up. 2. dishearten,… …

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  • 180discourage — v 1. dishearten, dispirit, dampen one s spirits, cast a pall, blunt; disenchant, damp, throw cold water on, throw a wet blanket over, put a damper on; daunt, dismay, intimidate, overawe, cow, abash, appall; unnerve, prostrate, unman. 2. divert,… …

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