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spurious
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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false; or not genuine — often seeming plausible, or intentionally deceptive
  • The fellow (gentleman, as he styled himself) can hardly have been other than a spurious interloper; for, instead of seeking office from the king or the royal governor, or urging his hereditary claim to Eastern lands, he bethought himself of no better avenue to wealth than by cutting a shop-door through the side of his ancestral residence.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (97% in)

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