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plausible but false

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based on pretense

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The Cat replied, "Although you abound in specious apologies, I shall not remain supperless"; and he made a meal of him.
Thy pompous delicacies I contemn, And count thy specious gifts no gifts, but guiles.
A tax is a levy of money on things or persons under disguises that are more or less specious.
There was real worth in him though he might be punctilious, shrewd, and suspicious, and though he never lacked specious excuses for the precautionary measures that he took with regard to me.
But my aunt knows better: she is too cool and cautious, and too well acquainted with both my husband's character and my own to be imposed upon by any specious falsehoods the former could invent.
Two streams of people filled the sidewalks--the home-hurrying, and that restless contingent that abandons home for the specious welcome of the thousand-candle-power
It was printed with the dentist's name and address and the usual schedule of "plate work" and "bridge work" and specious promises of "painless" operations.
The specious present includes elements at all stages on the journey from sensation to image.
My story, however, invented by Raffles, was sufficiently specious in itself.
It was his fatal habit of self-depreciation that was making Claire's words so specious as he stood there trying to cast them from his mind.
You are a specious fellow,' returned Sir John, fixing his eyes upon him, 'and carry two faces under your hood, as well as the best.
She added: "I have formed the clear impression from the nature of his specious arguments that Mr Stannard is wholly unrepentant.
Tenders are invited for Management of lumbini guest house - having high quality accommodation arrangement with 16 double occupancy room, a separate specious restaurant within the premises, a party organisable big squared field just a side of the guest house in addition to greenery big garden in front of guest house and specious parking palace.
This specious pair, who've since had another new-born removed, were told they'd put their interests ahead of their son in "an attitude abhorrent to all right-minded people".
The Court held that Beckerman's claims were "objectively specious and made in subjective bad faith," citing California Civil Code u3426.