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awe

noun [U]  /ɔ/ us  
a feeling of great respect, usually mixed with fear or surprise: I was too much in awe of him to address him directly.awe-inspiring If something is awe-inspiring, it causes you to admire or respect it a lot: Niagara Falls is an awe-inspiring sight.
awe
verb [T]  /ɔ/ ( present participle awing) us  
The school kids were awed when Doug Flutie, the football star, entered the room.
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