MEANING: untrue story, false claim
SENTENCE: It is surely a myth that all the athletes are clean and do not take illegal substances.
MEANING: A distinction or omission in the rules allowing a bypass of regulations
SENTENCE: Gardner was a writer who had been barred from practicing law because he exposed a loophole that allowed criminals to get away with serious crimes.
MEANING: same opinion, everyone in the group agrees.
SENTENCE: The jury’s decision was unanimous that he was guilty of murder.