Aghast and Shy


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Aghast adjective – Filled with fear or dread.
Usage example: I stood there, aghast, as the vile monster made its way toward me

Shy and aghast are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Shy" instead an adjective "Aghast".
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Shy adjective – Easily frightened.
Aghast and shy are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Aghast" instead an adjective "Shy".
Nearby Words: shying, shyness, shyly, shyer
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Shy or Aghast. 2016. Accessed November 24, 2020.

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