What would be such a word? For example, imagine a situation in which person A tells their friend (person B) that a window in their house cracked and that cost of replacing it is somewhat expensive. This friend then goes on to tell their friend (person C) of person A's unfortunate occurence. Instead of simply stating that a window cracked, he reports it as "the window exploded and repairing it will potentially lead him to financial bankruptcy". So, what would be a word for what person B just did? Something like "exaggerate", but with a negative connotation, as "exaggerate" can be pretty neutral.