Difficult Words :

Sporadic and Specious





Difficult Words : Sporadic and Specious

Specious (SPEE shus) adj: deceptively plausible or attractive

The charlatan’s specious theories about curing badness with used teabags charmed the television studio audience but did not convince the experts who believed that fresh teabags were more effective.

The river's beauty turned out to be specious. What had looked like churning rapids from a distance was, on closer inspection, some sort of foamy industrial waste.

To be specious is to be characterized by speciousness.




Sporadic (spoh RAD ik) adj: stopping and starting, scattered, occurring in bursts every once in a while

The bathers were made jittery by sporadic gunfire that peppered the beach.

Kyle's attention to his schoolwork was sporadic at best. He tended to lose his concentration after a few minutes of effort.



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