n 1: someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric [syn: creep, weirdo, weirdie, weirdy, schmuck]
2: a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he
looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters
from his past" [syn: ghost, shade, wraith, specter, spectre]
v : frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action:
"The noise spooked the horse"