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 for spectral
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spectral \Spec"tral\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a specter; ghosty.
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              He that feels timid at the spectral form of evil is
              not the man to spread light.          --F. W.
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     2. (Opt.) Of or pertaining to the spectrum; made by the
        spectrum; as, spectral colors; spectral analysis.
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     Spectral lemur. (Zool.) See Tarsius.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to a spectrum; "spectral colors";
             "spectral analysis"
      2: resembling or characteristic of a phantom; "a ghostly face at
         the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral
         emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance" [syn:
         apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal,
         spectral, spiritual]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "spectral":
     Barmecidal, Barmecide, airy, apparent, apparitional, astral,
     autistic, bicolor, bicolored, cadaverous, chimeric, chromatic,
     cold, colorful, colorific, coloring, colory, cool, corpselike,
     crazy, daedal, deathlike, deceptive, delusional, delusionary,
     delusive, delusory, dereistic, dichromatic, disembodied,
     divers-colored, dreamlike, dreamy, ectoplasmic, eerie, erroneous,
     ethereal, etheric, fallacious, false, fantastic, ghostish,
     ghostlike, ghostly, ghosty, glowing, harlequin, harmonious,
     illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, imaginary,
     incorporeal, kaleidoscopic, many-colored, matching, medley,
     misleading, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, motley,
     multicolor, multicolored, multicolorous, ostensible, parti-color,
     parti-colored, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantasmic, phantom,
     phantomic, phantomlike, pigmentary, polychromatic, polychrome,
     polychromic, prismal, prismatic, psychic, rainbow, seeming,
     self-deceptive, self-deluding, shadowy, shot, shot through,
     specious, specterlike, spiritual, spooky, supernatural,
     supposititious, thunder and lightning, tinctorial, tingent, toning,
     trichromatic, trichromic, tricolor, tricolored, two-tone, unactual,
     unearthly, unfounded, unreal, unsubstantial, varicolored,
     variegated, versicolor, versicolored, visionary, warm, weird,
     wraithlike, wraithy

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