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Spook   /spuk/   Listen

Someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric.  Synonyms: creep, weirdie, weirdo, weirdy.
A mental representation of some haunting experience.  Synonyms: ghost, shade, specter, spectre, wraith.  "It aroused specters from his past"

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"Spook" Quotes from Famous Books

... melt in gloom, Great WORTH himself must die, Before the Sex again assume EVE'S sweet simplicity! I saw a vision in my sleep, Which made me bow my head and weep As one aghast, accurst! Was it a spook before me past? Of women I beheld the last, As ADAM ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 11, 1893 • Various

... to pick his tortuous way. Suddenly there was an ominous rustling in a thicket just behind. He broke into a headlong flight across and over everything, when the startled grunt of a hog revealed the prosaic nature of this spook. Scarcely any other sound could have been more reassuring. The animal suggested bacon and hominy and hoe-cake, everything except the ...
— Taken Alive • E. P. Roe

Words linked to "Spook" :   scare, apparition, weirdy, phantasma, disagreeable person, wraith, shadow, frighten, specter, weirdie, unpleasant person, fantasm, fright, phantasm, creep, phantom, affright

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