Here is a context clues worksheet on the verb fabricate. This verb is used only transitively. It means–and this is where the context clues on this document point–“invent,” “create,” “to make up for the purpose of deception,” “construct,” “manufacture,” “specifically to construct from diverse and usually standardized part.”
I’ll stipulate that this is not a high-frequency word in English. But if you have students interested in entering any kind of trade, particularly welding (the first class I too after high school), this is word they should know.
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