horripilation


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Horripilation is just the medical term for goose pimples, which arise on our skins when we are cold or after a particularly scary movie.
WASHINGTON -- David Pruden insisted he didn't experience any horripilation Wednesday as he sailed through three rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Egypt's diffidence, its horripilation or the national outbreak of goose bumps, is the angst of America's Founding Fathers.