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phantom

phan·tom

phantom

 
pronunciation:
faen tm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a ghost or something else that seems real, but is not real.
The sailor told a story about a phantom of a pirate ship that appears on dark, stormy nights.
synonyms:
ghost, spirit, spook
similar words:
banshee, demon, devil
derivation: phantomlike (adj.)
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