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 (kī-mĕr′ĭ-kəl, -mîr′-, kĭ-)
Highly improbable or illusory: "a chimerical quest for unlimited social mobility" (Jerome Karabel).

chi·mer′i·cal·ly adv.
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Had the chimerically multilateralist-yet-unilateralist posture first assumed under FDR been vindicated by the fall of the Iron Curtain, or was it merely a pretense for equating the United States' own interests with the good of humankind?
Our research spot highlighted the two textile dyes, Everzol Red 239 also known as Brilliant Red 239 and Reactive blue 19 also chimerically known as Remazol Brilliant blue which are further proceeded to degradation by advance oxidative process.
It's hard for me, even now, knowing how difficult marriage can be and what the temptations are and how chimerically they present themselves, to forgive him.