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Noun: specter  spek-tur
Usage: US (elsewhere: spectre)
  1. A mental representation of some haunting experience
    "it aroused specters from his past";
    - ghost, shade, spook, wraith, spectre [Brit, Cdn]
  2. A ghostly appearing figure
    "we were unprepared for the specter that confronted us";
    - apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, spectre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: specters

Type of: apparition, disembodied spirit, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow, spirit

Encyclopedia: Specter, Michael