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Word of the Day 01/04/16 Meretricious

Meretricious (adjective)
meretricious [mer-i-trish-uh s]


adjective
1. alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdry.
2. based on pretense, deception, or insincerity.
3. pertaining to or characteristic of a prostitute.

Can be confused
meritorious

Synonyms
1. showy, gaudy.
2. spurious, sham, false.

Origin: 1620-30; < Latin meretrīcius of, pertaining to prostitutes, derivative of meretrīx prostitute = mere-, stem of merēre to earn + -trīx -trix; see -ous

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