verb. 1 to prepare by boiling. 2 to digest in hot or boiling water. 3 to extract the strength or flavor of by boiling. 4 to make an infusion of.
Jeffery Dahmer’s favorite stew was made by filleting his victim’s heart, liver, biceps and select portions of thigh meat. He would then decoct the pieces in chicken stock for several hours before serving over rice.
noun. 1a conversation. b talk. 2 the art and manner of speaking and conversing. 3 consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given line of thought. b speech. c treatise. d dissertation. e sermon.
Jacob delivered an enlightened discourse on the merits of legalized prostitution. His reasoning was unassailable, and yet, fell on deaf ears. A church picnic was not the best venue for rational conversation.