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specter
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a mental image of something frightening or disturbing

or:

a ghostly appearing image
  • It may be that his pathway through life was haunted thus by a spectre that had stolen out from among his thoughts.
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (5% in)

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