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

  Horrific \Hor*rif"ic\, a. [L. horrifieus; horrere to be horrible
     + -ficare (in comp.) to make: cf. F. horrifique. See
     Horror, -fy.]
     Causing horror; frightful.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Let . . . nothing ghastly or horrific be supposed. --I.
                                                    Taylor.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  horrific
      adj 1: grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror;
             "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of
             injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
             [syn: hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous]
      2: causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful
         risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that
         London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster";
         "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a
         dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions
         shook the city"; "a terrible curse" [syn: awful, dire,
         direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful,
         fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific,
         terrible]

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