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scaracter
 n.Gloss: an actor at a Halloween-themed amusement park or haunted house. Note: From scare + ch(ar)acter. «“I absolutely love Halloween.”…Once he learned about Scarowinds, he immediately signed on to interview for a “scaracter,” as they are called.…“They asked me to picture a character, give what it would be like, and do an impersonation.” He added that his mother had a connectivity syndrome that he inherited and this allows him to disconnect his jaw, fingers and ankles to create a more believable character.…There are over 300 scaracters this year, and the expanded park includes six design mazes.» —“Jeepers, what a creeper” by Alice Shrader Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) Oct. 14, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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