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Dalek

noun [C]     /ˈdɑː.lek/ UK
an imaginary creature that talks in a strange voice and kills people : The Daleks were the most frightening characters in Dr Who (= a television programme about a man who travels in space and time ).Strange, suspicious and unnatural things and people
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