A haunting or disturbing image or prospect: the terrible specter of nuclear war. (noun)
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Use "specter" in a sentence
"May 10th, 2010 4: 32 pm ET arlen specter is still alive?"
"I can not believe specter is calling out his opponent for "not being a real democrat.""
"August 11th, 2009 4: 36 pm ET arlen specter is at the current moment having explained to him the increasing debt by an 18 year old at the lewisburg town hall."