Word of the day: meretricious

Meretricious: * adj. 1 apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity,
2 ARCHAIC of, relating to, or characteristic of a prostitute.

Example: Calling out Barack Obama as meretricious is a polite way of saying he is an empty suit.

The Greatest Scandal of Them All

An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

– attributed to Marcus Tullius Cicero.

via The Greatest Scandal of Them All | FrontPage Magazine.

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