grizzly, grisly - vocabulary

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Grizzly: grayish; also, as a noun, a large bear.

Grisly: causing a feeling of horror; gruesome; horrible, as in a grisly murder.
I often look upon a face Most ugly, grisly, bare and thin; I often view the hollow place, Where eyes and nose had sometimes been.

—Robert Southwell Upon the Image of Death’s section on Problem Words discusses grizzly and grisly. Click here for that discussion.