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    meretricious


    PRONUNCIATION:
    (mer-i-TRISH-uhs) [​IMG]
    MEANING:
    adjective:
    1. Appealing in a cheap or showy manner: tawdry.
    2. Based on pretense or insincerity.

    ETYMOLOGY:
    From Latin meretricius, meretrix (prostitute), from merere (to earn money).


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