Halloween words

Vocabulary words for the Halloween season.

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  1. black cat
    large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
  2. candy apple
    an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance
  3. costume
    attire characteristic of a country, time, or social class
  4. dress up
    put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
  5. ghost
    the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
  6. Hallowe'en
    the evening before All Saints' Day
  7. Halloween
    the evening before All Saints' Day
  8. haunt
    follow stealthily or pursue like a ghost
  9. holiday
    leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
  10. jack-o'-lantern
    lantern carved from a pumpkin
  11. mask
    a covering to disguise or conceal the face
  12. monster
    an imaginary creature usually having human and animal parts
  13. mummy
    a body that is embalmed, dried, and wrapped for burial
  14. prank
    a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  15. 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
  16. scary
    provoking fear or terror
  17. skeleton
    the structure providing a frame for the body of an animal
  18. taffy apple
    an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance
  19. toffee apple
    an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance
  20. trick or treat
    a request by children on Halloween
  21. vampire
    a corpse rising at night to drink the blood of the living
  22. werewolf
    a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again

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