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specious
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Definition
seemingly good, but without merit

or:

insincere, but seemingly good
  • He then, by a specious argument, prevented her from going, and so had the chance for which he had waited.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (35% in)
specious = insincere, but seemingly good
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