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specious

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge—that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts—That hope always triumphs over experience—That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Robert Fulghum
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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] speciōsus "good-looking".

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Adjective

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specious

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  1. Seemingly well-reasoned or factual, but actually fallacious or insincere.
    This idea that we must see through what we have started is specious, however good it may sound.
  2. Having an attractive appearance intended to generate a favorable response; deceptively attractive.
  3. (obsolete) Beautiful, pleasing to look at.

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