VCR Lesson 7 Presentation
Fill in the blank
What's in the Blank?
~1. attention-getting in a vulgar way; tawdry
~2. insincere; based on pretense or deception
Don't Confuse it with...
~ meritorious: praiseworthy; deserving of reward or esteem
think MERIT-orious to help you remember that it means praiseworthy
A) Adding those flamboyant earrings to such a colorful skirt gives your entire outfit a meretricious effect.
B) Jessica's home was decorated with meretricious and classy furniture.
C) As the editor of a prestigious fashion magazine, Claudia will fire any staff members who dress or behave in a meretricious way.
D) Even though the lyrics of his new song have a meretricious crudeness, the melody is catchy enough to attract many listeners.
~ the furniture is classy, not trashy