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make-believe

noun [U] uk   /ˈmeɪk.bɪˌliːv/ disapproving us  
believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real: The ideal of a perfectly fair society is just make-believe. He lives in a world of make-believe/make-believe world.
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