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  1. MacGuffinnoun

    Synonyms:
    red herring

  2. MacGuffinnoun

    A plot element or other device used to catch the audience's attention and maintain suspense, but whose exact nature has fairly little influence over the storyline.

    Synonyms:
    red herring

Princeton's WordNet

  1. McGuffin, MacGuffinnoun

    (film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot

    "the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock's films"

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Editors Contribution

  1. goal

    something a protagonist desires.

    "kitty's goal was to have her breakfast"

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

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