the specter of (something)
Definition of the specter of (something)
: a notion or fear of something bad that might happen in the future a nation alarmed/haunted by the specter of famine/war News of the disease raised the specter of a possible plague.
Word by Word Definitions
: a visible disembodied spirit : ghost
: something that haunts or perturbs the mind : phantasm
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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