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el_cid

  • noun the hero of a Spanish epic poem from the 12th century

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midgard

  • noun (Norse mythology) the abode of humans in Norse mythology

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walter_mitty

  • noun fictional character created by James Thurber who daydreams about his adventures and triumphs

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afterworld

  • noun the place where you are after you die

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king_arthur

  • noun a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot
    Arthur.

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lear

  • noun British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
    Edward Lear.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    King Lear.

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netherworld

  • noun (religion) the world of the dead
    infernal region; underworld; Hades; Scheol; Hell.
    • No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis

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svengali

  • noun someone (usually maleficent) who tries to persuade or force another person to do his bidding
  • noun the musician in a novel by George du Maurier who controls Trilby's singing hypnotically

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scheol

  • noun (religion) the world of the dead
    infernal region; underworld; Hades; netherworld; Hell.
    • No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis

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sir_gawain

  • noun (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
    Gawain.

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asgard

  • noun (Norse mythology) the heavenly dwelling of the Norse gods (the Aesir) and slain war heroes

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huckleberry_finn

  • noun a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
    Huck Finn.

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houyhnhnms

  • noun a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where intelligent horses ruled the Yahoos
  • noun one of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift
    Houyhnhnm.

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sherlock_holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Holmes.

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sinbad_the_sailor

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages
    Sinbad.

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cheshire_cat

  • noun a fictional cat with a broad fixed smile on its face; created by Lewis Carroll

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eldorado

  • noun an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers
    El Dorado.

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tarzan

  • noun (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  • noun a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Tarzan of the Apes.

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annwfn

  • noun (Welsh mythology) the other world; land of fairies
    Annwn.

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iago

  • noun the villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife

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falstaff

  • noun a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
    Sir John Falstaff.

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el_dorado

  • noun an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers
    eldorado.

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ali_baba

  • noun the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment

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cockaigne

  • noun (Middle Ages) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness

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infernal

  • noun an inhabitant of Hell
    • his roar made the infernals quake
  • adjective characteristic of or resembling Hell
    • infernal noise
    • infernal punishment

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limbo

  • noun the state of being disregarded or forgotten
    oblivion.
  • noun an imaginary place for lost or neglected things

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torture

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; anguish.
  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torment.

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perdition

  • noun (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
    infernal region; nether region; Hell; Inferno; pit.
    • Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton
    • a demon from the depths of the pit
    • Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson

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lilliput

  • noun a land imagined by Jonathan Swift that was inhabited by tiny people

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little_john

  • noun legendary follower of Robin Hood; noted for his size and strength

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robinson_crusoe

  • noun the hero of Daniel Defoe's novel about a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island

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romantic

  • noun a soulful or amorous idealist
  • noun an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
    romanticist.

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world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

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mythical_place

  • noun a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
    imaginary place; fictitious place.

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chicken_little

  • noun a fictional character who was hit on the head with an acorn and believed that the sky was falling

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horatio_hornblower

  • noun a fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
    Captain Horatio Hornblower.

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inspector_maigret

  • noun a fictional detective in novels by Georges Simenon
    Commissaire Maigret.

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rodya_raskolnikov

  • noun a fictional character in Dostoevsky's novel `Crime and Punishment'; he kills old women because he believes he is beyond the bounds of good or evil
    Raskolnikov.

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sweeney_todd

  • noun fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    Todd.

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raskolnikov

  • noun a fictional character in Dostoevsky's novel `Crime and Punishment'; he kills old women because he believes he is beyond the bounds of good or evil
    Rodya Raskolnikov.

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antihero

  • noun a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)

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hell

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    the pits; hellhole; snake pit; hell on earth; inferno.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    blaze.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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ruritanian

  • noun an imaginary inhabitant of Ruritania
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of Ruritania (or any other imaginary country)

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dreamworld

  • noun a pleasing country existing only in dreams or imagination
    never-never land; dreamland.

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king_lear

  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    Lear.

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merlin

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisor
  • noun small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry
    pigeon hawk; Falco columbarius.

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aladdin

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie

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sir_galahad

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail
    Galahad.

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james_bond

  • noun British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
    Bond.

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guenevere

  • noun (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
    Guinevere.

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trilby

  • noun singer in a novel by George du Maurier who was under the control of the hypnotist Svengali
  • noun a hat made of felt with a creased crown
    Stetson; homburg; fedora; felt hat.

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babar

  • noun an imaginary elephant that appears in a series of French books for children

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laputa

  • noun a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where impractical projects were pursued and practical projects neglected

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paul_bunyan

  • noun a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
    Bunyan.
    • Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe
    • the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water

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faustus

  • noun an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
    Faust.

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pluto

  • noun a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
  • noun (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
    Aidoneus; Aides; Hades.

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brobdingnag

  • noun a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where everything was enormous

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pied_piper

  • noun a leader who entices people to follow (especially to their doom)
  • noun the title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
    Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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frankenstein

  • noun an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator
  • noun the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
    Frankenstein's monster.

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commissaire_maigret

  • noun a fictional detective in novels by Georges Simenon
    Inspector Maigret.

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spirit_world

  • noun any imaginary place where spiritual beings (demons or fairies or angels or the like) abide
    • science has emptied the spirit world of its former inhabitants

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heaven

  • noun any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
    promised land; Eden; nirvana; Shangri-la; paradise.
  • noun the abode of God and the angels

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pantaloon

  • noun a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes
  • noun a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man

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simon_legree

  • noun a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees
    slave driver.
  • noun the cruel slave dealer in an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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beowulf

  • noun the legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon

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never

  • adverb not ever; at no time in the past or future
    ne'er.
    • I have never been to China
    • I shall never forget this day
    • had never seen a circus
    • never on Sunday
    • I will never marry you!
  • adverb not at all; certainly not; not in any circumstances
    • never fear
    • bringing up children is never easy
    • that will never do
    • what is morally wrong can never be politically right

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faery

  • noun a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
    fairy; fay; faerie; sprite.
  • noun the enchanted realm of fairies
    faerie; fairyland.

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fictional_character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel

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arthur

  • noun elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886)
    Chester Alan Arthur; President Arthur; Chester A. Arthur.
  • noun a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot
    King Arthur.

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protagonist

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; admirer; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    agonist.

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captain_horatio_hornblower

  • noun a fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
    Horatio Hornblower.

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imaginary

  • noun (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
    complex number; complex quantity; imaginary number.
  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    notional; fanciful.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself

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micawber

  • noun fictional character created by Charles Dickens; an eternal optimist
    Wilkins Micawber.

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gulliver

  • noun a fictional Englishman who travels to the imaginary land of Lilliput in a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift

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cuckoo

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail

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imaginary_place

  • noun a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
    fictitious place; mythical place.

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region

  • noun the extended spatial location of something
    part.
    • the farming regions of France
    • religions in all parts of the world
    • regions of outer space
  • noun a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    area.
    • in the abdominal region

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cloud-cuckoo-land

  • noun an imaginary place where you say people are when they seem optimistically out of touch with reality

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iseult

  • noun (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Isolde.

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utopia

  • noun a book written by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island
  • noun ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects

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hades

  • noun (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
    Aidoneus; Aides; Pluto.
  • noun (religion) the world of the dead
    infernal region; underworld; netherworld; Scheol; Hell.
    • No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis

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fictitious_place

  • noun a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
    imaginary place; mythical place.

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john_henry

  • noun hero of American folk tales; portrayed as an enormously strong black man who worked on the railroads and died from exhaustion after winning a contest with a steam drill

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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colonel_blimp

  • noun any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)
    Blimp.
  • noun a pompous reactionary cartoon character created by Sir David Low

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sinbad

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages
    Sinbad the Sailor.

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uncle_remus

  • noun the fictional storyteller of tales written in the Black Vernacular and set in the South; the tales were first collected and published in book form in 1880

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sir_john_falstaff

  • noun a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
    Falstaff.

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intrigue

  • noun a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
    machination.
  • noun a clandestine love affair

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houyhnhnm

  • noun one of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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ruritania

  • noun an imaginary kingdom in central Europe; often used as a scene for intrigue and romance

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zion

  • noun originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem
    Sion.
    • the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'
  • noun Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
    Israel; State of Israel; Yisrael; Sion.

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philip_marlowe

  • noun tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Marlowe.

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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inferno

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    the pits; hellhole; snake pit; hell on earth; hell.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits
  • noun a very intense and uncontrolled fire
    conflagration.

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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tom_sawyer

  • noun the boy hero of a novel by Mark Twain

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underworld

  • noun the criminal class
  • noun (religion) the world of the dead
    infernal region; Hades; netherworld; Scheol; Hell.
    • No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis

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fairyland

  • noun something existing solely in the imagination (but often mistaken for reality)
    fantasy world; phantasy world.
  • noun the enchanted realm of fairies
    faerie; faery.

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sir_lancelot

  • noun (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
    Lancelot.

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yahoo

  • noun a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
    rube; bumpkin; hayseed; chawbacon; yokel; hick.
  • noun one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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fiction

  • noun a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
  • noun a deliberately false or improbable account
    fable; fabrication.

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faerie

  • noun a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
    fairy; fay; faery; sprite.
  • noun the enchanted realm of fairies
    fairyland; faery.

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gawain

  • noun (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
    Sir Gawain.

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shylock

  • noun someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
    moneylender; loan shark; usurer.
  • noun a merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare

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frankenstein's_monster

  • noun the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
    Frankenstein.

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rumpelstiltskin

  • noun a dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm; tells a woman he will not hold her to a promise if she can guess his name and when she discovers it he is so furious that he destroys himself

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uncle_tom

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
    Tom.
  • noun a servile black character in a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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isolde

  • noun (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Iseult.

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purgatory

  • noun a temporary condition of torment or suffering
    • a purgatory of drug abuse
  • noun (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins

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wilkins_micawber

  • noun fictional character created by Charles Dickens; an eternal optimist
    Micawber.

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lancelot

  • noun (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
    Sir Lancelot.

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annwn

  • noun (Welsh mythology) the other world; land of fairies
    Annwfn.

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kilroy

  • noun a nonexistent person popularized by American servicemen during World War II
    • Kilroy was here

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goofy

  • noun a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; sappy; whacky; silly; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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infernal_region

  • noun (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
    perdition; nether region; Hell; Inferno; pit.
    • Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton
    • a demon from the depths of the pit
    • Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
  • noun (religion) the world of the dead
    underworld; Hades; netherworld; Scheol; Hell.
    • No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis

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don_quixote

  • noun the hero of a romance by Cervantes; chivalrous but impractical
  • noun any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero)

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tristram

  • noun (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Tristan.

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lilliputian

  • noun a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
  • noun a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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spirit

  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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agonist

  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    protagonist.
  • noun someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)

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tarzan_of_the_apes

  • noun a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Tarzan.

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fictitious_character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; character.
    • she is the main character in the novel

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faustian

  • adjective pertaining to or resembling or befitting Faust or Faustus especially in insatiably striving for worldly knowledge and power even at the price of spiritual values
    • a Faustian pact with the Devil

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hamlet

  • noun a community of people smaller than a village
    crossroads.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father

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nether

  • adjective satellite lower
    • gnawed his nether lip
  • adjective satellite dwelling beneath the surface of the earth
    chthonic; chthonian.
    • nether regions

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never-never_land

  • noun a pleasing country existing only in dreams or imagination
    dreamland; dreamworld.

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scaramouche

  • noun a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
    Scaramouch.

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perry_mason

  • noun fictional detective in novels by Erle Stanley Gardner

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scaramouch

  • noun a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
    Scaramouche.

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nether_region

  • noun (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
    infernal region; perdition; Hell; Inferno; pit.
    • Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton
    • a demon from the depths of the pit
    • Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson

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little_red_riding_hood

  • noun a girl in a fairy tale who meets a wolf while going to visit her grandmother

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beatrice

  • noun the woman who guided Dante through Paradise in the Divine Comedy

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elysium

  • noun a place or condition of ideal happiness
  • noun (Greek mythology) the abode of the blessed after death
    Elysian Fields.

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cinderella

  • noun a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
  • noun a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince

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bluebeard

  • noun (fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women; he kills the first six for disobedience

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pierrot

  • noun a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face

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wonderland

  • noun a place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
  • noun an imaginary realm of marvels or wonders

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galahad

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail
    Sir Galahad.

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torment

  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torture.
  • noun extreme mental distress
    anguish; torture.

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robin_hood

  • noun legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor

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uncle_sam

  • noun a personification of the United States government

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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pangloss

  • noun an incurable optimist in a satire by Voltaire

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father_brown

  • noun a Catholic priest who was the hero of detective stories by G. K. Chesterton

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todd

  • noun Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
    Lord Todd; Sir Alexander Robertus Todd.
  • noun fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    Sweeney Todd.

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mother_goose

  • noun the imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes

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atlantis

  • noun according to legend, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that Plato said was swallowed by an earthquake

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mythical

  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; fabulous; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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dracula

  • noun comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants having bizarre and often sinister-looking flowers with pendulous scapes and motile lips
    genus Dracula.
  • noun fictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker

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rip_van_winkle

  • noun a person oblivious to social changes
  • noun a person who sleeps a lot

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romance

  • noun a relationship between two lovers
    love affair.
  • noun an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
    romanticism.

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othello

  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife

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snoopy

  • noun a fictional beagle in a comic strip drawn by Charles Schulz
  • adjective satellite offensively curious or inquisitive
    nosy; prying; nosey.
    • curious about the neighbor's doings
    • he flipped through my letters in his nosy way
    • prying eyes
    • the snoopy neighbor watched us all day

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bunyan

  • noun English preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688)
    John Bunyan.
  • noun a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
    Paul Bunyan.
    • Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe
    • the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water

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arthurian

  • adjective of or relating to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

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mr._moto

  • noun Japanese sleuth created by John Marquand

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brer_rabbit

  • noun the fictional character of a rabbit who appeared in tales supposedly told by Uncle Remus and first published in 1880

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sion

  • noun originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem
    Zion.
    • the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'
  • noun Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
    Israel; State of Israel; Zion; Yisrael.

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fagin

  • noun a villainous Jew in a novel by Charles Dickens
    • Fagin was a fence who trained boys as pickpockets

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faust

  • noun an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
    Faustus.

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adventure

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; dangerous undertaking.
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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peter_pan

  • noun a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up
  • noun the main character in a play and novel by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won't grow up

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argonaut

  • noun someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
  • noun (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece

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tristan

  • noun (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Tristram.

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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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marlowe

  • noun English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
    Christopher Marlowe.
  • noun tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Philip Marlowe.

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emile

  • noun the boy whose upbringing was described by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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pied_piper_of_hamelin

  • noun the title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
    Pied Piper.

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guinevere

  • noun (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
    Guenevere.

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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fictitious

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fabricated; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; pretended; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty

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agony

  • noun intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    torment; torture.
    • an agony of doubt
    • the torments of the damned
  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; suffering.

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dreamland

  • noun a pleasing country existing only in dreams or imagination
    never-never land; dreamworld.

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huck_finn

  • noun a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
    Huckleberry Finn.

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