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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Specious \Spe"cious\, adjective [L. speciosusgood-looking, beautiful, specious, fr. species look, show, appearance; cf. F. sp['e]coeux. See {Species}.]

1. Presenting a pleasing appearance; pleasing in form or look; showy.

Some [serpents] specious and beautiful to the eye. --Bp. Richardson.

The rest, far greater part, Will deem in outward rites and specious forms Religion satisfied. --Milton.

2. Apparently right; superficially fair, just, or correct, but not so in reality; appearing well at first view; plausible; as, specious reasoning; a specious argument.

Misled for a moment by the specious names of religion, liberty, and property. --Macaulay.

In consequence of their greater command of specious expression. --J. Morley.

Syn: Plausible; showy; ostensible; colorable; feasible. See {Plausible}. -- {Spe"xious*ly}, adverb -- {Spe"cious*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

specious

adjective

1: plausible but false; "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences" [syn: {specious}, {spurious}]

2: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument" [syn: {gilded}, {meretricious}, {specious}]


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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS. Both have page size limits which I have exceeded. If you find such utilities without these limits, please let me know so I can pass it on.

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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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