Challenge SAT vocabulary: aghast

What does aghast mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word aghast

Edvard, whenever I’m aghast, I think of you.

First, before you read about the word aghast, try this quick vocab quiz:

aghast most nearly means

(A) lonely
(B) shocked
(C) tired
(D) heavy
(E) sad

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Now let’s learn about the word aghast.

Part of Speech of aghast

aghast is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation aghast

Here’s how to pronounce aghast:

IPA: /ə.ˈgæst/

Glossary-style: [uh-GAHST]

Definition of aghast

aghast means: shocked, terrified, or struck with fear or dread.

Explain more about aghast, please

If you are aghast, you are simply surprised or shocked about something. For example, if you see something very violent, you might well feel aghast.

Example of aghast

Here’s the word aghast used in a sentence:

I was aghast when I saw a ghost, which actually turned out to be my little brother wearing a bed sheet.

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Answer to the quick vocab quiz

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