Word of the Week: Spurious

CliffsNotes September 9, 2015


Word: spurious (adj)

Meaning: phony

Synonyms: fake, imitation, counterfeit


1. Gossip magazines are known for spurious claims about the lives of celebrities.

2. Street vendors who sell spurious goods can be arrested.

3. Regina was spurious when she told Cady she liked her bracelet.

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