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1. [s] based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"

2. [s] plausible but false; "a specious claim"

3. [s] plausible but false; "specious reasoning"; "the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"- Ethel Albert

similar words

1. [a] insincere

2. [a] false

3. [a] invalid

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