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confabulate

(kən-făb′yə-lāt′)
intr.v. confabu·lated, confabu·lating, confabu·lates
Psychology To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.

con·fab′u·la′tion n.
con·fab′u·la′tor n.
con·fab′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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The Anthology of Prefaces)--Bernstein not only introduces the reader to Gray's fictional confabulations and to his remarkable artistic talents (he designs his own covers), but positions Gray as being the "grand olde master" of the contemporary Scottish novel and the "Scottish School" (including writers like James Kelman, Tom Leonard, and Jeff Torrington, among others) as well as among the leading postmodern writers of the twentieth century.
431) and that " there are no procedures that have been demonstrated to reliably distinguish confabulations from accurate memories" (p.
19) By far the most widespread were confabulations, in which aspects of the topic of idealized, abstract "reclusion" are explored through the contrived palaver of exponents of opposing persuasions, as well as sundry compositions about generic so-called "recluses.
Respond to the emotion and see through the errors or confabulations of the patient's message.
Sources also said that BJP national president Amit Shah had cancelled his Mysore visit in order to direct the confabulations underway in Manjhi claimed is hopeful positive outcome
In fact, the aides that flanked the two in their confabulations gives the unmistakable sense that on their agenda were mainly issues other than this tiff.
The NCP chief headed straight to Patel's residence at Worli in south-central Mumbai, where he held confabulations with Ajitdada, Patel and his Member-Parliament (MP)-daughter Supriya Sule for two and half hours.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by his confabulations with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and recently Foreign Minister SM Krishna confabulating with his counterpart Qureshi were exactly doing that," said Jethmalani.
On the assumption that deontological beliefs are typically driven by 'alarm bell' emotions, Greene then argues that the 'justifications' of those deontological beliefs are more post hoc confabulations, while consequentialist beliefs are genuinely a result of reasoning.
The four actors struggle to construct themselves on the basis of what they remember; reflecting in a theatrical manner the image of India, its history, its people and its joys, and turmoil as seen through the memories and confabulations of these artistes.
Fortunately, Ban doesn't treat us to yet another tale of self-discovery; her quests are concealed in wild confabulations and penetrating literary criticism.
It would be too much to expect Jaitley to dwell in public on the shrillness that characterized the rhetoric of too many disparate BJP candidates, the most notable of whom was, of course, the overblown Varun Gandhi, but one presumes that he has made the point in private confabulations that must be taking place in the BJP leadership.