Halloween Vocabulary

Halloween
    N. a holiday celebrated on October 31 in which people dress in scary costumes
to carve
V. to cut with a large knife
pumpkin
N. a large, orange vegetable associated with Halloween 
Jack-o-lantern
N. Americans traditionally cut out scary faces in pumpkins and put a candle inside. These pumpkins with faces are called "Jack-o-lanterns." Jack-o-lanterns are made to scare away evil spirits on Halloween. 
costume
N. scary clothing or disguises worn on Halloween
"trick or treat"
On Halloween, children go from house to house and say "trick or treat." This phrase means give me candy or I will play a trick on you. Families usually give the children candy. If the children don't get candy, they sometimes play mean tricks like breaking the house's Jack-o-lantern or putting soap on its windows.
a costume party
N. a party where everyone dresses in scary costumes
bobbing for apples
This is a traditional Halloween game. You put apples in a barrel of water and people try to take the floating apples out of the water using only their mouths.
a skeleton
N. a body of nothing but bones
a ghost
N. the spirit of a dead person which appears again
a ghoul
N. an evil spirit which takes bodies from graves and eats them
a goblin
N. an unkind spirit which plays tricks on people
a witch
N. a woman with magic powers (usually evil)
a warlock
N. a man with magic powers (usually evil)
 
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