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n. the act of embellishing or overstating a quality or characteristic of a person, thing, or situation. It is often a defensive reaction in which the individual justifies questionable attitudes or behavior through overstatement, such as dramatizing the oppressive acts of a parent as a means of justifying rebellious behavior.

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February 24th 2024

kinesthetic hallucination

kinesthetic hallucination

a false perception of body movement.