concocter


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con·coct

 (kən-kŏkt′)
tr.v. con·coct·ed, con·coct·ing, con·cocts
1. To prepare by mixing ingredients, as in cooking.
2. To devise, using skill and intelligence; contrive: concoct a plan.

[Latin concoquere, concoct-, to boil together : com-, com- + coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

con·coct′er, con·coc′tor n.
con·coc′tion n.
con·coc′tive adj.
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When Sancho Panza heard his master say this he was ready to take leave of his senses, or die with laughter; for, as he knew the real truth about the pretended enchantment of Dulcinea, in which he himself had been the enchanter and concocter of all the evidence, he made up his mind at last that, beyond all doubt, his master was out of his wits and stark mad, so he said to him, "It was an evil hour, a worse season, and a sorrowful day, when your worship, dear master mine, went down to the other world, and an unlucky moment when you met with Senor Montesinos, who has sent you back to us like this.
Now for bowtie-down Jerry, the cat-lover, Detroit-booster, storyteller (perhaps you heard him at the Story Slam in Boston?), and concocter of exotic gin cocktails.
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Cette demarche [beaucoup moins que]S.O.S.[beaucoup plus grand que], a permis de concocter en un tour de main une pseudo [beaucoup moins que]strategie[beaucoup plus grand que] (carrement!), synonyme en fait de copie-colle, racolant divers plans d'action limites et l'enonce de mesures ponctuelles diverses.
His boss, Juan Ponce Enrile, had been the concocter of the immediate pretext for martial law -he staged his own ambush.
Dans la cuisine, son epouse venezuelienne prepare le repas de l'"I'ftar'' a la marocaine, avec des plats typiquement marocains qu'elle a appris a concocter grace aux videos regardees sur You Tube, mais aussi a travers ses discussions avec d'autres femmes marocaines.
Jean-Philippe dans Mise a part de Guy Michaud et Lexine dans Tournesol de Madeleine Blais-Dahlem font partie de cette categorie d'alienes qui trouvent une liberation provisoire ou totale dans la drogue ou l'alcool : des onze ans, face aux paroles paternelles qui le definissent comme etant un << accident de parcours >> (177), Jean-Philippe commence a se piquer (182), tandis que Lexine choisit de s'affubler de vetements noirs et d'un << maquillage de cadavre >> avant de se tourner vers la vodka et les pilules pour se concocter les << feux d'artifice >> de la mort (9).