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spook

 
pronunciation:
spuk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: (informal) a ghost; phantom.
similar words:
ghost, phantom
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: spooks, spooking, spooked
definition: (informal) to frighten or cause to be nervous.
A rattlesnake spooked my horse.
similar words:
scare
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