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1. Attention-getting in a vulgar way; tawdry or tacky
2. Insincere; based on pretense or deception
First Definition1. Modest
From VCR: "merere" - to earn, to deserve, to merir
"mereri" - be hired
"meretric" - prostitute
Meretricious People (definition 1)
Meretricious Stores (definition 2)
Choose the sentence in which the word is used INCORRECTLY.
2. Party-goers in The Great Gatsby are often meretricious, dancing wildly among the chaos and spotlights.
3. Haley likes to wear meretricious outfits because she hates being the center of attention.
4. Some celebrities are so desperate to be noticed that they resort to a meretricious appearance and behavior.
Sentence 3 is incorrect because it is using an antonym. Meretricious would mean that Haley loves being the center of attention, not hates.