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wraith

noun [C]     /reɪθ/ literary
a spirit of a dead person, sometimes represented as a pale, transparent image of that personSouls, spirits and ghosts something that is pale or weak and without a clear shape: He watched the misty wraiths of moisture making patterns on the window pane. Her wraith of a voice (= her weak voice) gave the songs a moving quality.Weakness and vulnerabilityIndistinct and invisible wraithlike /ˈreɪθ.laɪk/ adjective literary a wraithlike (= thin and pale) figure in a grey floating dress
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