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Something that is not real or true

falsehood

noun

the fact of being not true

fantasy

noun

a state or situation that is not true or real

myth

noun

something that people wrongly believe to be true

illusion

noun

an appearance or effect that is different from the way that things really are

imaginings

noun

situations or ideas that exist in your mind but are not real

fraud

noun

something that is not what people claim it is, and is designed to trick people

hallucination

noun

the experience of seeing or hearing something that is not really there

mirage

noun

something that seems to be real or true but is not really so

a figment of your imagination

something that you have imagined or invented and therefore does not really exist

optical illusion

noun

something that looks very different from what it really is, usually because of the way that it is drawn or lit

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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