word of the day: verisimilitude

verisimilitude
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[ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood, -tyood]

noun
1. the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability: The play lacked verisimilitude.
2. something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth.

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