The Closing Word: Specious

Image of Closing Word LogoThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (SPEE-shuss)

1. not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
2. lacking sincerity

Synonyms: Synonyms include: misleading, deceptive, false, fallacious, unsound, spurious

From “Use specious to describe an argument that seems to be good, correct, or logical, but is not so.”

“The absentee landlord said he couldn’t have possibly known about the problems since he’d not visited the property for a year, but the age and extent of the rot in the garage suggested specious reasoning on his part.”


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