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Daemon
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astound

(verb) Affect with wonder.

Synonyms: amaze, astonish

Usage: I used to believe that nothing could astound me, but daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner proved me wrong when he jumped from a balloon 24 miles above the Earth.
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"Astound" astounds me. In fact, I'm thunderstruck. And what else considering the word's origins?

a·ston·ish (-stnsh)
tr.v. as·ton·ished, as·ton·ish·ing, as·ton·ish·es
To fill with sudden wonder or amazement. See Synonyms at surprise.
[Alteration of Middle English astonen, from Old French estoner, from Vulgar Latin *extonre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin tonre, to thunder; see (s)ten- in Indo-European roots.]
a·stonish·ing·ly adv.


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