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specious

adjective uk   /ˈspiː.ʃəs/ formal disapproving us  
seeming to be right or true, but really wrong or false: a specious argument/claim specious allegations/promises
speciously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
speciousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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