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Specious [Adjective]

Sentence: In more recent years, the Kochs have made large donations to the United Negro College Fund. But, in a 2011 interview with The Weekly Standard, David Koch echoed specious claims, made by conservative gadfly Dinesh D’Souza, that Obama was somehow African rather than American in his outlook. He claimed that Obama, who was born in America and abandoned by his Kenyan father as a toddler, nonetheless derived his “radical” views from his African heritage. (Source: www.newyorker.com)

Meaning: Appears plausible or right but actually wrong

How To Remember?

Be “suspicious” about someone who wants to make you believe that the spelling of “spacious” is actually “specious“. Ok?

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[Be suspicious whenever you feel that the claim made by the other party is specious.]

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