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Definitiona mental image of something frightening or disturbing
a ghostly appearing image
- ...it necessary to see tangible results of his work. undoubtedly the result of pressure by mrs. nemur. contrary to my earlier impressions of him, i realize that dr. nemur is not at all a genius. he has a very good mind, but it struggles under the spectre of self-doubt. he wants people to take him for a genius. therefore, it is important for him to feel that his work is accepted by the world. i believe that dr. nemur was afraid of further delay because he worried that someone else might...3 -- May (11% in)
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