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hyperbole

[hahy-pur-buh-lee] [haɪˈpɜrbəli]
noun
  • an obvious and intentional exaggeration; an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally
  • " 'I believe I can say without being guilty of hyperbole<.em>,' he declared..., 'that you are setting foot on the deck of the very instrument of liberation of innumerable worlds...' "