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fantasy

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈfæn.tə.si/ us  
B2 a pleasant situation that you enjoy thinking about but is unlikely to happen, or the activity of imagining things like this: Steve's favourite fantasy was to own a big house and a flashy car. sexual fantasies She retreated into a fantasy world, where she could be anything she wanted. a story or type of literature that describes situations that are very different from real life, usually involving magic: His preferred reading was horror stories and fantasy.
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