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 for confabulate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Confabulate \Con*fab"u*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Confabulated; p. pr. & vb. n. Confabulating.] [L.
     confabulatus, p. p. of confabulary, to converse together;
     con- + fabulary to speak, fr. fabula. See Fable.]
     To talk familiarly together; to chat; to prattle.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           I shall not ask Jean Jaques Rousseau
           If birds confabulate or no.              --Cowper.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  confabulate
      v 1: unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
      2: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the
         men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" [syn:
         chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate,
         confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer,
         natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit]
      3: have a conference in order to talk something over; "We
         conferred about a plan of action" [syn: confer,
         confabulate, confab, consult]

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