ihn kuhr zhən
1. a raid or sudden invasion.
example: Our troops led an incursion on the small village.
2. an encroachment or inroad.
example: She resented this incursion on her privacy. (more…)
me rih trI shəs
1. appealing or attracting in a cheap, showy, or shallow way.
example: Some chandeliers convey opulent elegance, while others can be as meretricious as disco balls.
example: He succumbed to the meretricious charms of Parisian nightclubs.
2. lacking truth or sincerity; deceptive; spurious.
example: meretricious praise; a meretricious way of debating; a meretricious assertion.
dih sem b@l
definition 1: to disguise or hide behind a false semblance; conceal the true nature or state of.
example: She dissembled her real motives for visiting her dying uncle.
definition 2: to pretend of make a false show of; feign.
example: She dissembled madness to escape punishment.
definition: to conceal one’s true motives, opinions, or feelings by a pretense.
example: “The spy must dissemble, must pretend to embrace a different opinion, laugh about a forbidden joke, must tell one himself.”