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Sham vs Concoction - What's the difference?

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Sham is a related term of concoction.

As a proper noun sham

is syria.

As a noun concoction is

(obsolete) digestion (of food etc).




(en adjective)
  • Intended to deceive; false.
  • It was only a sham wedding: they didn't care much for one another but wanted their parents to stop hassling them.
  • counterfeit; unreal
  • * Jowett
  • They scorned the sham independence proffered to them by the Athenians.


    * mock * See also


    * genuine * sincere * real


    (en noun)
  • A fake; an imitation that purports to be genuine.
  • The time-share deal was a sham .
  • Trickery, hoaxing.
  • A con-man must be skilled in the arts of sham and deceit.
  • A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
  • A decorative cover for a pillow.
  • Derived terms

    * shamateur

    See also

    * pillow sham


  • To deceive, cheat, lie.
  • * L'Estrange
  • Fooled and shammed into a conviction.
  • To obtrude by fraud or imposition.
  • * L'Estrange
  • We must have a care that we do not sham fallacies upon the world for current reason.
  • To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.
  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Digestion (of food etc.).
  • *, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.260:
  • [Sorrow] hinders concoction , refrigerates the heart, takes away stomach, colour, and sleep; thickens the blood […].
  • The preparing of a medicine, food or other substance out of many ingredients.
  • A mixture prepared in such a way.
  • Something made-up, an invention.
  • (obsolete, figurative) The act of digesting in the mind; rumination.
  • (John Donne)
  • (obsolete, medicine) Abatement of a morbid process, such as fever, and return to a normal condition.
  • (obsolete) The act of perfecting or maturing.
  • (Francis Bacon)