Love for Words – Specter
October 27, 2013
___ Specter is a synonym to’ghost,’ however a specter specifically may be seen, and ’tis most unfriendly.
Via Dictionary.com, a ‘specter’ is a “visible incorporeal spirit, especially one of a terrifying nature; ghost; phantom; apparition.”
While ghosts might be seen, they might not, and instead might be heard via sounds of footsteps. Or they might cause things to move while they remain unseen. Ghosts, appearing in sight or not, might be considered friendly, minding their own business, or otherwise harmless. Or they might seem malicious.
A specter is seen, and appears malicious or otherwise vexing. It’s a disembodied spirit that appears and frightens you to the bone. by sight and seamy energy.
Can you recall a specter of fiction or cinema?
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