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Cryptids Vocabulary List

Do these footprints look a little big to you? Test your vocabulary with these fantastical cryptids!

  1. bunyip | see definition»

    a legendary wild animal usually described as a monstrous swamp-dwelling man-eater

  2. chupacabra | see definition»

    a grotesque creature that drinks the blood of livestock and is reported to exist in North and South America

  3. guytrash | see definition»

    a specter or ghost especially in the form of an animal

  4. hodag | see definition»

    a mythical animal reported chiefly from Wisconsin and Minnesota, noted for its ugliness, lateral horns, and hooked tail, and reputed to be outstanding in both ferocity and melancholy

  5. jackalope | see definition»

    a mythical animal that is reported chiefly from the western U.S. and is reputed to be the size of a small deer and to have the body of a jackrabbit and the horns of an antelope

  6. kraken | see definition»

    a fabulous Scandinavian sea monster

  7. Loch Ness Monster | see definition»

    a large, long-necked creature that has long been reported to exist in the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland

  8. Sasquatch | see definition»

    a large, hairy creature that walks on two feet like a man and that some people claim to have seen in the northwestern U.S. and western Canada

  9. snallygaster | see definition»

    a mythical nocturnal creature that is reported chiefly from rural Maryland, is reputed to be part reptile and part bird, and is said to prey on poultry and children

  10. thunderbird | see definition»

    a bird that causes lightning and thunder in American Indian myth

  11. windigo | see definition»

    a cannibalistic creature of Algonquian mythology believed to have been a lost hunter forced by hunger to eat human flesh and thereafter to have become a crazed man-eating ogre roaming the forest

  12. yeti | see definition»

    a mysterious creature with human or apelike characteristics reported to exist in the high Himalayas

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