Apparition

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Spooky SettingsPlay
Use 'apparition' when describing eerie or horror scenes in stories. SlideThe ghostly apparition appeared as the clock struck midnight, sending shivers down everyone's spine.
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Illusory NaturePlay
'Apparition' implies something is visible but not tangible, like a mirage. SlideThirsty and tired, the desert traveler was taunted by the apparition of a distant oasis.
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Cultural Ghost StoriesPlay
Different cultures have unique tales of apparitions, which can be a learning point. SlideThe old castle's ghostly apparitions were well-known in the local Irish folklore.