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myth

noun [C/U]    /mɪθ/
literature a traditional story , esp . one which explains the early history or a cultural belief or practice of a group of people , or explains a natural event : [C] Kids like the stories about the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman myths. A myth is also a commonly believed but false idea : [C] Equal opportunity continues to be a myth for many. mythological    /ˌmɪθ·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/ adjective [not gradable] mythological tales
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