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will-o'-the-wisp

will-o'-the-wisp

 
pronunciation:
wIl th wIsp
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a false or unattainable hope or goal that leads one on.
similar words:
illusion
definition 2: an elusive, flickering light sometimes seen over marshy ground; ignis fatuus.
derivation: will-o'-the-wispish (adj.)