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aghast (adjective), more aghast, most aghast
1. Struck by shock or with terror or horror: Sabina was aghast at the thought of having to walk across the narrow bridge spanning the deep chasm.
2. Etymology: from Old English gæsten, "frighten," which comes from gæst, "ghost, spirit".
Seized with fear or terror.
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Terrified, very horrified, or shocked. (1)