What is the opposite of dream?

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Noun
Opposite for imaginary events experienced during sleep
“He wished that the tragic events that had unfolded were a dream, but he had to accept that it was reality.”
Noun
Opposite for a somewhat unconscious state of mind
“I woke up refreshed and in a state of clarity.”
Noun
Opposite for a passionate aspiration or ambition
“He had an aversion to thoughts of having to stay in his hometown for the rest of his life.”
Noun
Opposite for a desire that appears inconceivable
“Now that I have some money in the bank, my desire to travel the world will become a reality soon enough.”
Noun
Opposite for something or someone considered wonderful or perfect
“That Biff Tannen. Oh my goodness, he's a nightmare!”
Verb
Opposite for to experience imaginary events while sleeping
“I swear it was not a dream. I did actually experience it in real life!”
Verb
Opposite for to indulge in fantasies about something desired
“When I'm trying to relax, I try to suppress any negative thoughts.”
Verb
Opposite for to be lost in thought
“I tend to be alert once my mind is fully rested.”
Verb
(dream of, with negative) Opposite for to consider the possibility of
“He's a tardy person. I wouldn't discount the possibility of him being late for his appointment.”
Adjective
Opposite for being the most desired option or possibility
“He landed a nightmare job and immediately considered quitting.”
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