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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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Now if some party wants to do certain internal confabulations and as to why they are doing it, it is they who are in the best position to make any comment about it," Tewari said.
These delusions may be confabulations that allow an individual to handle any aspect of reality that necessarily intrudes into their experience (McKay & Kinsbourne, 2010).
All those confabulations gelled into a public event which would test himself firstly, the radiomicrophone range, the software, and particularise the clock-tower as an historic fount of unalienable but fallible information--there in the public domain, and up there, where the wild waves live.
S ambassador to Sri Lanka during the peace confabulations, in his analysis of the peace process titled, 'The United States' Role in Sri Lanka's Peace Process 2002 - 2006,' maintained that "This new atmosphere was bolstered by actions by both sides to share information and, to a lesser extent, to coordinate their policies.
First, one barrier to the view that delusions are a (generic) natural kind is their variable causation: Cotard's and Capgras' and other monothematic delusions seem to be isolated confabulations produced in response to localized neurological damage, while the systematic delusions of schizophrenics have some different source.
The wonderfully blasphemous show centers on the hapless activities and confabulations of two 19-year-old Mormon missionaries.
THE recent releases by WikiLeaks of private confabulations and "deals" of many political leaders have understandably made many governments and political leaders across the globe shiver and cringe, with shameful embarrassment.
An only child isolated on the desert island of the backseat, I fell into long confabulations with my Walkman, watching the unspooling fields outside my window.
Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated With Our Greatest President.
Often those memories are incomplete, and when they are, one tends to fill in the gaps with reasonable but unremembered confabulations.
Each time, the people mobilised, in one way or the other, while the regular opposition leaders spent time in self-important confabulations.
Sabine's confabulations include a category she calls "Feminist Friday"--weekly short video blurbs, with Sabine as talking head, on news items, good and bad, of interest to feminists.