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Choose the correct meaning of the given phrase.
El Dorado

a)An imaginary place
b)High altitude
c)A literary man
d)A country full of gold and precious stones

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Hint: El Dorado is a word that is used to refer to a place that is mythical, that is, a place that does not exist in reality.

Complete answer:

In the given question, we have been given a phrase and we need to choose from the given options, the option that describes its meaning in the most accurate way.
So, to understand the given question we need to first understand the meaning of the given word.
El Dorado refers to a mythical place in South America. This place was believed by the 16th-century explorers to exist in South America. Over the years, this word has become a commonly used word and is now, used to not denote a particular place in South America, but any place that does not exist in reality.
With this knowledge, let us take a look at each of the given options.
Option ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ are incorrect as it does not match with the given meaning.
Therefore, the correct answer is option ‘A’, an imaginary place, as it fits perfectly with the meaning of the word.

Note: In a situation where the meanings of the given options are not clear, use the elimination method and remove the words that you think are least likely to be right, in order to reach the final answer.
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