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Words used to describe hopes

dearest

adjective

used about something that you want or hope for more than anything else

faint

adjective

a faint hope or possibility is very slight

high

adjective

if you have high hopes or expectations, you hope or expect that something very good will happen

unrealistic

adjective

based on hopes or wishes, and not on what is likely or possible

unrealistically

adverb

fond hope/wish/dream etc

something that you very much want to happen

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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