meretriciousness :

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  • n  an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
  • n  tasteless showiness

  • Reading it becomes a suspenseful exercise in disbelief, in which the reader is sustained, as well as stunned, by Cain's inexhaustible capacity for compounding meretriciousness.
  • He has stormed at pretension and what he considers meretriciousness or bad taste.

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