Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To grow pale or become dim.
- To become weak in quality, or faint in strength; fade; fail; decay.
- To become faint-hearted; lose courage or resolution; become dismayed.
- To become weak, flat, stale, and insipid; lose flavor or taste, as fermented liquor.
- To make pale; cause to grow pale; blanch.
- To cause to become weak or to fail; weaken; reduce.
- To deprive of courage or strength through fear; cause to shrink with fear; confound with fear; dismay; terrify: as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.
- To cause to become weak, flat, or stale, or to lose flavor or taste, as fermented liquor.
- n. A state of terror; affright; dismay; consternation.
- v. UK, less common alternative spelling of appall.
- v. strike with disgust or revulsion
- v. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
“He was supposed to have outgrown all that and it can only appal the England manager, Fabio Capello, particularly as the reduction in numbers heartened the hosts.”
“For on that day in 1914, as the first gruesome list of casualties from the front began to appal the nation at home, a cricketer whose single feat had entranced the whole game back in one of its sunny Victorian summers of innocence was killed in France.”
“Or to appal anyone you might be giving a lift to in your car.”
“Gaddafi had the ability to amaze and appal, to shock and amuse, simultaneously and in equal measure.”
“Latest to appal the easily appalled is a selection of T-shirts, designed to increase Nike's share of the action sports market.”
“She has already faced the disgraceful punishment of 99 lashes for adultery; her execution would disgust and appal the watching world.”
“William Hague, the foreign secretary, warned that if the "medieval" execution went ahead it would "disgust and appal" the world.”
“Despite being treated with contempt over the centuries, these narratives served not only to amaze and appal children but to teach them coded lessons about the realities of life, from toilet training to pregnancy, argues Germaine Greer”
“Its behaviour is simply unacceptable and should appal everyone who wants the Met to be a representative force.”
“It was a sight to appal the eye and pierce the soul.”
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All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
This is a mix of new words I've read studying for the GRE verbal and words I use normally. I also check back on these words if I don't use them often enough.
Words as I learn them.
from 76 to 80
Looking for tweets for appal.