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affright

verb

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to strike with fear
  • a ghastly sight that would affright any person

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The first known use of affright was before the 12th century

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“Affright.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/affright. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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