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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    something that is intended to deceive people by appearing to be real or impressive, but which is actually non-existent or bad quality; originally a set of buildings with just a front, put up by Grigorii Potemkin to impress Catherine the Great of Russia
    Polling officers... were filing phantom results representing Potemkin villages.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/11/2012 08:47:00

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