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ghoul

noun

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an evil spirit
  • in Arabic folklore, ghouls could change their shapes but had one unchanging feature: donkey's hooves for feet

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The first known use of ghoul was in 1786

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“Ghoul.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ghoul. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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