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Adjective
Causing a feeling of surprise, fear or dismay
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“The family would receive a shocking surprise when they moved into their new home.”
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Startling, surprising or shocking in an unexpected way
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“Residents of Springfield were bemused by the shocking appearance of a spirit claiming to bring love to them.”
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Sinister or evil in nature
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Conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
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Contrary to reason or common sense
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Characteristic of great strength or forcefulness
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Causing great public interest and excitement
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Too embarrassing, offensive, or shocking to be spoken about
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Giving clear and vividly explicit details
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Showing an impudent lack of respect
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Low
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Having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement
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Not previously encountered
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Aggressively or blatantly confrontational
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Inclined to behave in a reckless or outrageous manner
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The causing of amazement
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“His insensitive remarks would shock most people.”
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Present participle for to frighten or cause fear in
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“News that we were under investigation would shock us.”
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Present participle for to stimulate into action
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Present participle for to shock or be shocked by improper behaviour
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Present participle for to cause to feel hurt, upset, or resentful
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Present participle for to charge or damage with electrostatic discharge
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Present participle for to be detrimental to
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Present participle for to cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
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Present participle for blush, make rosy
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Present participle for to undress
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Present participle for to be victorious over
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Present participle for hit with a loud noise
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