VCR Lesson 7
Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word from lesson 7
Definition 2: Insincere; based on pretense and deception.
Part of Speech: adjective (for both definitions)
Roots: Meretricious comes from the latin roots mereo, merere, merui, meritum meaning "to earn," "to deserve," and "to merit."
History: The word meretricious was adapted in the 17th century, used to describe things that are superficially attractive and have no integrity.
Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold is used incorrectly.
B. The meretricious style used by E.L. James in Fifty Shades of Grey causes many people to condemn her as they believe her work is obscene.
C. New York has many meretricious taxi drivers who try to take advantage of tourists by charging them higher fees.
D. Olympic athletes generally say that winning a gold medal is by far their most meretricious accomplishment.