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  1. agitation

    a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
  2. apparition

    a ghostly appearing figure
  3. apple

    a tree widely cultivated for its firm rounded edible fruits
  4. atrocious

    shockingly brutal or cruel
  5. autumn

    the season when the leaves fall from the trees
  6. awful

    exceptionally bad or displeasing
  7. baleful

    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
  8. basement

    the lowermost portion of a structure below ground level
  9. bat

    a club used for hitting a ball in various games
  10. beast

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  11. behemoth

    someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
  12. bewitch

    cast a spell over someone or something
  13. black

    being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness
  14. bleary

    tired to the point of exhaustion
  15. blood

    the fluid that is pumped through the body by the heart
  16. bones

    a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
  17. boo

    show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
  18. broom

    a cleaning implement for sweeping
  19. brute

    resembling a beast
  20. buried

    placed in a grave
  21. cackle

    emit a loud, unpleasant kind of laughing
  22. candle

    stick of wax with a wick in the middle
  23. candy

    a rich sweet made of flavored sugar often with fruit or nuts
  24. cat

    feline mammal usually having thick soft fur
  25. cauldron

    a very large pot that is used for boiling
  26. cellar

    a room that is partly or wholly below ground level
  27. cemetery

    a tract of land used for burials
  28. chilling

    the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
  29. coffin

    a box in which a corpse is buried
  30. concern

    something that interests you because it is important
  31. costume

    attire characteristic of a country, time, or social class
  32. creature

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  33. creepy

    causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
  34. creepy-crawly

    an animal that creeps or crawls
  35. cry

    shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
  36. curse

    an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil
  37. danger

    the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
  38. dead

    no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
  39. demon

    an evil supernatural being
  40. despicable

    morally reprehensible
  41. diabolic

    showing cunning or ingenuity or wickedness
  42. dim

    lacking in light; not bright or harsh
  43. dire

    fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
  44. doorbell

    a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
  45. dour

    showing a brooding ill humor
  46. drab

    a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
  47. Dracula

    comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants having bizarre and often sinister-looking flowers with pendulous scapes and motile lips
  48. dread

    fearful expectation or anticipation
  49. dreary

    lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
  50. dusky

    lighted by or as if by twilight
  51. eerie

    suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
  52. enchantment

    a magical spell
  53. evil

    morally bad or wrong
  54. evil spirit

    a spirit tending to cause harm
  55. excitement

    the state of being emotionally worked up
  56. exhilaration

    the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
  57. fall

    descend freely under the influence of gravity
  58. fear

    an emotion in anticipation of some specific pain or danger
  59. fearsome

    causing fear or dread or terror
  60. fervor

    feelings of great warmth and intensity
  61. flashlight

    a small portable battery-powered electric lamp
  62. foggy

    filled or abounding with fog or mist
  63. forbidding

    an official prohibition or edict against something
  64. Frankenstein

    the fictional Swiss scientist who was the protagonist in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; he created a monster from parts of corpses
  65. freak

    a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
  66. fright

    an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  67. fun

    activities that are enjoyable or amusing
  68. ghost

    the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
  69. ghoul

    an evil spirit or ghost
  70. giant

    any creature of exceptional size
  71. gloomful

    depressingly dark
  72. gloomy

    depressingly dark
  73. glowering

    showing a brooding ill humor
  74. glum

    moody and sorrowful
  75. goblin

    (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
  76. graverobber

    someone who steals valuables from graves or crypts
  77. graveyard

    a tract of land used for burials
  78. grim

    harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
  79. haunted

    inhabited by or as if by apparitions
  80. hazy

    filled or abounding with fog or mist
  81. hex

    an evil spell
  82. hoot

    a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
  83. horrendous

    causing fear or dread or terror
  84. horrific

    grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
  85. horror

    intense and profound fear
  86. howl

    cry loudly, as of animals
  87. jack-o-lantern

    a large poisonous agaric with orange caps and narrow clustered stalks; the gills are luminescent
  88. living dead

    a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
  89. magical spell

    a verbal formula believed to have magical force
  90. mask

    a covering to disguise or conceal the face
  91. menacing

    threatening evil or danger
  92. midnight

    12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night
  93. minacious

    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
  94. misty

    filled or abounding with fog
  95. monstrous

    distorted and unnatural in shape or size
  96. moon

    the natural satellite of the Earth
  97. moonlight

    the light of the Moon
  98. mummy

    a body that is embalmed, dried, and wrapped for burial
  99. nighttime

    the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  100. ogre

    (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings
  101. ominous

    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
  102. orange

    any citrus tree bearing oranges
  103. owl

    nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
  104. peril

    a state of danger involving risk
  105. phantasm

    something existing in perception only
  106. phantom

    something existing in perception only
  107. pitch-black

    extremely dark
  108. pitch-dark

    extremely dark
  109. potion

    a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
  110. pumpkin

    a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
  111. rat

    any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  112. risk

    a source of danger
  113. roar

    make a loud noise, as of an animal
  114. safety

    being certain that adverse effects will not be caused
  115. savage

    without civilizing influences
  116. scarecrow

    an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
  117. scary

    provoking fear or terror
  118. scream

    utter a sudden loud cry
  119. shadow

    a dark shape created by an object blocking a source of light
  120. shivery

    cold enough to cause shivers
  121. shout

    utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice
  122. shriek

    sharp piercing cry
  123. shuddery

    provoking fear terror
  124. sinister

    wicked, evil, or dishonorable
  125. skeleton

    the structure providing a frame for the body of an animal
  126. skull

    the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
  127. snake

    limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
  128. sorry

    feeling or expressing regret
  129. spectre

    a ghostly appearing figure
  130. spell

    write or name the letters that comprise the accepted form of
  131. spider

    predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
  132. spirit

    the vital principle or animating force within living things
  133. spook

    a mental representation of some haunting experience
  134. spooky

    inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening
  135. strange

    unusual or out of the ordinary
  136. sugary

    containing sugar
  137. sullen

    showing a brooding ill humor
  138. supernatural

    not able to be explained by physical laws
  139. sweet

    having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
  140. tasty

    pleasing to the palate
  141. terrible

    exceptionally bad or displeasing
  142. threatening

    suggesting or expressive of evil, harm, or danger
  143. tombstone

    a stone that is used to mark a grave
  144. treat

    subject to a process with the aim of readying for a purpose
  145. trick

    a cunning or deceitful action or device
  146. troubled

    characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
  147. turmoil

    a violent disturbance
  148. twilight

    the time of day immediately following sunset
  149. unilluminated

    without illumination
  150. unusual

    not common or ordinary
  151. upheaval

    a violent disturbance
  152. vague

    lacking clarity or distinctness
  153. vampire

    a corpse rising at night to drink the blood of the living
  154. vicious

    having the nature of evildoing
  155. vile

    morally reprehensible
  156. wail

    a cry of sorrow and grief
  157. warlock

    a male witch or sorcerer
  158. web

    an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving
  159. werewolf

    a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
  160. wickedness

    the quality of being wicked
  161. wig

    hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair
  162. witch

    a female sorcerer or magician
  163. wolf

    any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
  164. wolfman

    a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
  165. worry

    a strong feeling of anxiety
  166. wretched

    deserving or inciting pity
  167. wrong

    not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
  168. zombie

    a god of cults of African origin worshipped in West Indies
Created on October 14, 2010
(updated October 14, 2010)

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