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appal

verb [T] uk (-ll-) UK ( US appall)   /əˈpɔːl/ us    /əˈpɑːl/
to make someone have strong feelings of shock or of disapproval: I was appalled at/by the lack of staff in the hospital. The state of the kitchen appalled her.
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adjective uk   /əˈpɔːld/ us    /-ˈpɑːld/
an appalled silence/fascination
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