apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre(noun)
a ghostly appearing figure
"we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre(noun)
a mental representation of some haunting experience
"he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
something preternaturally visible; an apparition; a ghost; a phantom
a stick insect
Origin: [F. spectre, fr. L. spectrum an appearance, image, specter, fr. specere to look. See Spy, and cf. Spectrum.]
SPECTRE is a fictional global terrorist organisation featured in the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming, the films based on those novels, and James Bond video games. Led by evil genius and supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the supranational organisation first formally appeared in the novel Thunderball and in the movie Dr. No. SPECTRE is not aligned to any nation or political ideology, enabling the later Bond books and Bond films to be regarded as apolitical. SPECTRE began in the novels as a small group of criminals but became a vast international organisation with its own SPECTRE Island training base in the films, to replace the Soviet SMERSH.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
spek′tėr, n. a ghost.—adj. Spec′tral, relating to, or like, a spectre.—n. Spectral′ity, the state of being spectral, a spectral object.—adv. Spec′trally.—n. Spec′tre-bat, a South American leaf-nosed bat or vampire. [L. spectrum, a vision—specĕre, to see.]
respect, scepter, sceptre, specter
The numerical value of spectre in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of spectre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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How does one kill fear, I wonder How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by the spectral throat
I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations. . I hope Tom Jones all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it, spectre.
It now seems likely that the present stimulus programme could be extended beyond September 2016 and the spectre of negative rates could well be imminent, as we have come to expect from the head of the ECB, Draghi is leaning towards pro-action rather than reaction.
Distillate storage utilization in the U.S. and Europe is nearing historically high levels, following near record refinery utilization, only modest demand growth (especially relative to gasoline), and increased imports from the East on refinery expansion and Chinese exports, this raises the spectre of 1998 (and) 2009 when distillate storage hit capacity, pushing runs and crude oil prices sharply lower.
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