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horror

noun [C/U]  /ˈhɔr·ər, ˈhɑr·ər/ us  
a strong feeling of fear, shock, or disgust, or an event that produces such a feeling: [C] the horrors of war [U] People cried out in horror as they watched the building burn.
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