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Specter vs Spectre
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Definition: A ghostly apparition; a phantom.

Usage: The specter of the haunted house frightened the children.

Example sentences:
  • 1. The old castle was said to be haunted by a specter.
  • 2. The specter of poverty loomed over the town.
  • 3. The politician used the specter of terrorism to gain support.

Definition: A ghostly or haunting image; a phantom.

Usage: The spectre of war hung over the country.

Example sentences:
  • 1. The spectre of unemployment haunted the workers.
  • 2. The spectre of failure prevented him from taking risks.
  • 3. The movie created a chilling spectre that stayed with the audience.

Specter and Spectre are two different spellings of the same word. Both spellings are correct, but 'specter' is the preferred spelling in American English, while 'spectre' is the preferred spelling in British English.

Quizzes about "Specter" vs "Spectre"

Specter vs Spectre: 5 Quizzes

1. What is the name of the James Bond movie released in 2015?

2. Which James Bond movie features the character Ernst Stavro Blofeld?

3. What is the title of the 24th James Bond film?

4. Who directed the James Bond movie released in 2015?

5. Which James Bond movie features the organization known as Spectre?


  • What is Specter?

    Specter is a fictional character.

  • Who created Specter?

    Specter was created by John Doe.

  • Is Specter a hero or a villain?

    Specter is a villain.

  • What are Specter's powers?

    Specter has the ability to become invisible.

  • Has Specter appeared in any movies?

    Yes, Specter has appeared in several movies.