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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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It was the singular illumination of my sullen youth, the only unyielding source beyond the truthless, confabulated tales of parochial school.
The history may be confabulated, or caregivers may be preparing formula incorrectly, with too much water.
It has long been established that dissociative identity disorder patients have suffered overwhelming experiences, and it has long been established that memory for such experience may be rather full, partial, absent, or disguised in some historically inaccurate confabulated account.
Representatives of the NIF/NCP, the GOSS, and the US, as well as other interested national and international actors, met, confabulated and then departed.
While the Second Independence War put the infant Jewish state at risk, it also led to the mass exodus of the Palestinian refugees, and to the gross distortions of history that the Arabs have since confabulated to excuse their disordered flight.
As if the report is not bad enough by itself, the eschoolnews.com story about it confabulated some non-existent results.
We could also think of a situational model where occasions for male mobilization (e.g., tribal warfare) may be construed to legitimize a cult of masculinity as well as a ritually or rhetorically rigid age grading, which by such constructions may be thought of as co-legitimized, cross-rationalized or reciprocally confabulated as (ultimate) necessities.
For it's confabulated with other realities, ones that are intoxicating-primary-color bright and kinetic.
statehood to the belief in a conspiracy theorywhere a "separatist" PPD leadership is confabulated with U.S.
We are already being diverted and misled (confabulated) by plausible post-hoc rationalizations: this simply adds another layer of misinformation.
Upon the announcement of my talk, rumor has it, the faculty at Benton confabulated, and somewhere along the line it was understood that one professor from the department would attend.
company Campo Santo have confabulated. Results remain equal: Gen X snarkiness toys with emotional depth, creating a glass some will judge half-empty, others delightfully full enough.