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spectre

 
Noun spectre has 2 senses
  1. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, specter, spectre - a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
    --1 is a kind of spirit, disembodied spirit
    --1 has particulars: Flying Dutchman
  2. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre - a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
    --2 is a kind of apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, shadow
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