Fill in the blank
1. Attention-getting in a vulgar way; tawdry or tacky.
2. Insincere; based on pretense or deception.
gaudy, flashy, showy
misleading, phony, sham
undecorated, unembellished, plain
genuine, real, authentic
Answers for VCR Exercises
a. The company's policy states that any employee who dresses or behaves in a meretricious way will be fired.
b. Sally was strongly opposed to the idea of her mother decorating her house because of her meretricious style.
c. All of her hard work proved to be worthwhile when the audience gave her meretricious performance a standing ovation.
d. Many people buy meretricious books because of their ostentatious covers, but they rarely actually finish reading them.