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(of a story) widely believed but untrue

The meaning of the word apocryphal is (of a story) widely believed but untrue.

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sanguinarybloody; with much bloodshed
spatialrelating to space
rationalizemake rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
chroniclong established as a disease
vernacularliving language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
egotismtendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
buoyantable to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
smudgedirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
inchoate(of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass