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spec·ter  audio  (spktr) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A ghostly apparition; a phantom.
  2. A haunting or disturbing image or prospect: the terrible specter of nuclear war.

ETYMOLOGY:
French spectre, from Latin spectrum, appearance, apparition ; see spectrum


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