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concoct

verb [T] uk   /kənˈkɒkt/ us    /-ˈkɑːkt/
to make something, usually food, by adding several different parts together, often in a way that is original or not planned: He concocted the most amazing dish from all sorts of unlikely ingredients. to invent an excuse, explanation, or story in order to deceive someone: He concocted a story about working late at the office.
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