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Spurious 1100 Words You Need Week 31 Day 1

Spurious 1100 Words You Need

Spurious 1100 Words You Need Week 31 Day 1 with authentic materials and examples, synonyms, antonyms, illustrated flashcards and text-to-speech for GRE, TOEFL & IELTS

/ˈspjʊə.ri.əs/ (adj)

false and misleading, pretending, pretentious, ostensive, ostensible, bogus, fake, forged, counterfeit, specious, imitation, inauthentic, sham, phony

Arguments may be fallacious due to flaws in their structure and form. These are formal fallacies. Arguments that are invalid for any other reason besides the form of the argument are informal fallacies. Informal fallacies come in many forms. One example of an informal fallacy is a “spurious relationship”: claiming two different groups that have no logical relationship are nevertheless connected. Wikipedia provides the following example: “an example of a spurious relationship can be illuminated examining a city’s ice cream sales. These sales are highest when the city’s rate of drownings is highest. To allege that ice cream sales cause drowning would be to imply a spurious relationship between the two. In reality, a heat wave may have caused both.”

Source: https://wac.colostate.edu/

Antonym: genuine, real

Noun: spuriousness

Adverb: spuriously


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