I hope you are ready to continue with our Halloween vocabulary list. I am sure that this week at Oxford English Academy you have learnt a lot about Halloween customs and I hope the Halloween vocabulary comes in handy. Tomorrow is Halloween and I am sure you will be going to a Halloween party either in Cape Town or in Oxford and I want to wish you a Happy Halloween!

Jack-o-lantern – a pumpkin that has had its insides removed and a face cut into it for Halloween.

mask – a covering for your face or for part of your face.

moonlight – the light of the moon.

potion – a drink that is meant to have a special or magical effect on someone.

pumpkin – a large, round, orange vegetable used as food and sometimes as a decoration.

scare – to cause (someone) to become afraid.

shadows – a dark shape that appears on a surface when someone or something moves between the surface and a source of light.

skeleton – the structure of bones that supports the body of a person or animal.

skull – the structure of bones that form the head and face of a person or animal.

spell – a group of secret words that are believed to have magic power.

spider – a small creature that has eight legs and usually creates a web of sticky threads in which it catches insects for food.

spirit – the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy and power.

spooky – strange and frightening.

trick or treat – a custom on Halloween in which children knock on people’s doors and say “trick or treat” when the doors are opened to ask for candy.

vampire – a dead person who leaves his coffin at night to bite and suck the blood of living people.

warlock – a man who has magical powers and practices witchcraft.

web – a net made from silk threads woven together by a spider.

werewolf – a person who sometimes changes into a wolf especially when the moon is full.

wigs – artificial hair that you wear on your head because you are bald or in order to change your appearance.

witch – a woman who is thought to have magic powers.

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