Word of the Day: confabulate

verb
1: unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one’s memory
2: talk socially without exchanging too much information
synonym: chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit
3: have a conference in order to talk something over
synonym: confer, confab, consult

Etymology

I often come across this in the context of the first definition, especially reading about how our memory is nothing like a photo, strong emotions doesn’t make a memory more accurate, and how our mind fools itself.

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