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A reason for dread or apprehension:
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  1. A reason for dread or apprehension:
  2. A cause for fear; possibility; chance
  3. A feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.; timidity; dread; terror; fright; apprehension
The ability to instill intense fear:
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  1. The ability to instill intense fear:
  2. A person or thing causing intense fear
  3. Intense, overpowering fear.
A mixed feeling of reverence, fear, and wonder, caused by something majestic, sublime, sacred, etc.
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  1. A mixed feeling of reverence, fear, and wonder, caused by something majestic, sublime, sacred, etc.
  2. (Archaic) The power of inspiring intense fear or fearful reverence
  3. (Obs.) Terror; dread
A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
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  1. A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
  2. (Archaic) Tremulous or trembling movement; quaking; tremor
  3. Fearful uncertainty, anxiety, etc.; apprehension
To feel fear; be afraid
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  1. To feel fear; be afraid
  2. To consider probable; expect:
  3. (Obs.) To fill with fear; frighten
(Archaic) Great fright or terror, or a cause of terror
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  1. (Archaic) Great fright or terror, or a cause of terror
  2. A cause of terror.
A device that is used to warn of danger by means of a sound or signal:
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  1. A device that is used to warn of danger by means of a sound or signal:
  2. The sounding mechanism of an alarm clock:
  3. The bell, buzzer, etc. of an alarm clock
The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
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  1. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
  2. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
  3. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
A cause for fear; possibility; chance
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  1. A cause for fear; possibility; chance
  2. A state or condition marked by this feeling:
  3. A feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.; timidity; dread; terror; fright; apprehension
The quality of being fearful
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(Informal) Something extremely unsightly, alarming, or strange:
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  1. (Informal) Something extremely unsightly, alarming, or strange:
  2. Sudden intense fear, as of something immediately threatening.
  3. Sudden fear or terror; alarm
A strong, usually unpleasant smell; reek.
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  1. A strong, usually unpleasant smell; reek.
  2. A form of rhythm and blues originating in the 1970s in which highly syncopated polyrhythms are combined with a prominent, jerky bass line, minimal harmonic structure, and declamatory vocalizing
  3. A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bassline.
A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
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  1. A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
  2. The strong feeling caused by something frightful or shocking; shuddering fear and disgust; terror and repugnance
  3. An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear.
A widespread fear of the collapse of the financial system, resulting in unreasoned attempts to turn property into cash, withdraw money, etc.
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  1. A widespread fear of the collapse of the financial system, resulting in unreasoned attempts to turn property into cash, withdraw money, etc.
  2. A sudden, overpowering feeling of fear, often affecting many people at once.
  3. A sudden widespread alarm concerning finances, often resulting in a rush to sell property to raise cash.
(Informal) An annoying person or thing, especially an ill-mannered or disruptive child.
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  1. (Informal) An annoying person or thing, especially an ill-mannered or disruptive child.
  2. One that instills intense fear:
  3. Intense, overpowering fear.
A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
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  1. A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
  2. (Archaic) Tremulous or trembling movement; quaking; tremor
  3. Fearful uncertainty, anxiety, etc.; apprehension
Fearfulness or timidity preventing the completion of a course of action.
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  1. Fearfulness or timidity preventing the completion of a course of action.
(Old Poet.) Amazement
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  1. (Old Poet.) Amazement
  2. Amazement; wonder.
(Obsolete) Bewilderment; perplexity.
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  1. (Obsolete) Bewilderment; perplexity.
  2. An amazed condition; great wonder; astonishment
  3. A state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment.
Great surprise or amazement.
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  1. Great surprise or amazement.
  2. An amazing thing or phenomenon.
  3. A cause of amazement; a marvel.
Dread.
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  1. Dread.
  2. (Archaic) The power of inspiring intense fear or fearful reverence
  3. A mixed feeling of reverence, fear, and wonder, caused by something majestic, sublime, sacred, etc.
(Archaic) Strong surprise; astonishment.
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  1. (Archaic) Strong surprise; astonishment.
  2. A wonderful or astonishing thing; prodigy or miracle
  3. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
One that arouses awe, astonishment, surprise, or admiration; a marvel:
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  1. One that arouses awe, astonishment, surprise, or admiration; a marvel:
  2. The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring, astounding, or surprising:
  3. The feeling of surprise, admiration, and awe aroused by something strange, unexpected, incredible, etc.
Astonishment, awe, or puzzlement.
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  1. Astonishment, awe, or puzzlement.
  2. A state, arousal, or thing describable by wonder, strange, awe, surprise, marvel, or astonishment
  3. Something causing wonder; a marvel
A thing or person inspiring such feelings
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  1. A thing or person inspiring such feelings
  2. A feeling of strong approval or delight with regard to someone or something:
  3. The sense of wonder, delight, and pleased approval inspired by anything fine, skillful, beautiful, etc.
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