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appal

[ uh-pawl ]
/ əˈpɔl /
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verb (used with object), ap·palled, ap·pal·ling.Chiefly British.
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British Dictionary definitions for appal

appal

US appall

/ (əˈpɔːl) /

verb -pals, -palling or -palled or US -palls, -palling or -palled
(tr) to fill with horror; shock or dismay

Word Origin for appal

C14: from Old French appalir to turn pale
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