I just hope there's another Arnold where I go next (exx_cecilegr) wrote in 1word1day,
I just hope there's another Arnold where I go next
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specious

specious [SPEE-shus]
adjective

definition
1. Plausible but false
2. Based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

etymology
Middle English, visually pleasing, from Latin speciosus ("beautiful, plausible"), from species ("outward appearance"), from specere ("to look at")

usage
They both accused one another of specious arguments, and quarreled so viciously that their rapprochement the previous day was permanently nullified.
Tags: adjective, s, wordsmith: cecilegrey
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