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Word of the Day — May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013 - Scott Viau
meretricious - MARE-eh-TRISH-us - seemingly attractive, but lacking value or integrity

Example: "In David Denby's review of Baz Luhrmann's version of 'The Great Gatsby,' he says: 'Fitzgerald described Gatsby as "a son of God, and he must be about His Father's business, though the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty.'"

 
 

 

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