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specter
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
a mental image of something frightening or disturbing

or:

a ghostly appearing image
  • Years have passed away since then,—ten, twenty, forty; forty years of national life, forty years of renewal and development, and yet the swarthy spectre sits in its accustomed seat at the Nation's feast.
    Chapter 1 (45% in)

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