1. Euphemias
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    Help in choosing a adjective?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Euphemias, Mar 14, 2011.

    "Those footsteps belonged to Angelina and the look on her face was _________."

    The verb I'm aiming for has the definition of shock and angry at the same time. If that makes sense?
     
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    'aghast' could mean that, but won't work in that sentence, which is poorly worded to begin with, sorry to say...
     
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    Horrified works, if there's some disgust muddled in there. Appalled is similar.

    "Those footsteps belonged to Angelina, and from the look on her face, she was appalled."
     
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    Appaled (as Ion suggested) works, though, honestly, in this case, I think it would be better to actually describe the look on her face, instead of just saying what the emotion is, especially if you're unsure about your word choice.
     

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