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 for Ghastliest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ghastly \Ghast"ly\, a. [Compar. Ghastlier; superl.
     Ghastliest.] [OE. gastlich, gastli, fearful, causing fear,
     fr. gasten to terrify, AS. g[ae]stan. Cf. Aghast, Gast,
     Gaze, Ghostly.]
     1. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid;
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              Each turned his face with a ghastly pang.
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              His face was so ghastly that it could scarcely be
              recognized.                           --Macaulay.
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     2. Horrible; shocking; dreadful; hideous.
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              Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail.
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