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Horripilate

horripilate \haw-RIP-uh-leyt\, verb:

To produce a bristling of the hair on the skin from cold, fear, etc.; goose flesh.

Horripilate is a compound of two Latin roots,horri-, “to bristle,” and pil-, “of hair.”

The thought of Sarah Palin as president of the United States makes me horripilate.

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