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1‘the spectres of the murdered boys’
ghost, phantom, apparition, spirit, wraith, shadow, presence, illusion
Scottish Irish bodach
West Indian duppy
literary phantasm, shade, revenant, wight
rare eidolon, manes
2‘the spectre of a ruinous trade war loomed’
threat, menace, shadow, cloud, vision
danger, peril, fear, dread
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