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poltergeist

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the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people
  • we thought a poltergeist was knocking dishes off the shelves, but it turned out to just be vibrations from passing trains

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“Poltergeist.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/poltergeist. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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