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Verb appal has 2 senses
  1. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage - strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
    --1 is one way to disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will appal him
    The performance is likely to appal Sue
  2. dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify - fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
    --2 is one way to frighten, fright, scare, affright
    Sample sentence:
    The bad news will appal him
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