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specious
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
seemingly good, but without merit

or:

insincere, but seemingly good
  • But the Puritan soldier and magistrate was not a man to be turned aside from his well-considered scheme, either by dread of the wizard's ghost, or by flimsy sentimentalities of any kind, however specious.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (17% in)

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