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Word: concoct

Definition: prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction


Sentences Containing 'concoct'

Before the Civil War, Murrell’s Row was the preferred meeting place for those who wanted to fight and concoct schemes.
In this continuation from "Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness", the zombie infection spreads throughout the world, while uninfected superheroes try to concoct a plan to save the human race inside the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier; unfortunately, many of them were overwhelmed and infected, while the survivors flee back to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
The Buddha also predicts in this sutra that later monks will "hold spurious writings to be the authentic Dharma" and will concoct their own sutras and lyingly claim that the Buddha allows the eating of meat, whereas in fact he says he does not.
The L.A. Times stated "It's not a spinoff, it's a clone—as close a replica as ABC and the "Dynasty" producers could concoct, right down to the credits."
The three concoct a scheme to rob a rich couple out of ten million dollars by having Farrell pose as the couple's long-lost son.

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