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meretricious

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7. briefing, once-over, running-over, going-over, rehash, review; rundown, SI. lowdown, SI. the word, sum and substance, gist.
8.
Theat. Brit, free pass, pass, free ticket, free admission, complimentary ticket, courtesy card, SI. freebie.
9. hold a brief for
endorse, sanction, approve, favor, patronize, propound, promote, sing the praises of or sing [s.o.'s] praises; support, back up, side with, lobby for; defend, champion, second, stand by, stick up for.
10. in brief a.
in short, in a word, in a few words, to put it briefly or concisely or succinctly, to be brief, for shortness sake, to come to the point, to cut the matter short, to make a long story short,
b. in summary, in conclusion, Inf. in a nutshell, all in all, in all, in the final analysis.
-v. 11. outline, sketch, abstract, epitomize, summarize, synopsize, digest. 12. instruct, inform, explain, enlighten, disclose, impart, communicate, acquaint,

briefly, adv. 1. momentarily, temporarily, shortly, swiftly, briskly, suddenly, quickly; hastily, cursorily, perfunctorily, hurriedly.
2. concisely, succinctly, straightforwardly, emphatically, pointedly, directly; condensedly, compressedly, contractedly, abridgedly; compactly, closely, neatly; comprehensively, summarily, synoptically, compendiously; pithily, sententiously, epigrammatically, crisply, precisely, exactly, gnomically; laconically, tersely, elliptically, breviloquently; reticently, haltingly.
3.
curtly, sharply, abruptly, cuttingly, bitingly, sarcastically, acutely, keenly; caustically, acrimoniously, virulently, mordantly, trenchantly, sullenly, tartly, sourly, petulantly, splenetically; testily, edgily, touchily, grouchily, irascibly, crabbily, peevishly, snapping-ly, snarlingly, growlingly, bearishly, waspishly, currishly; brusquely, brashly, gruffly, crustily; rudely, impolitely, discourteously, ungracefully, gracelessly, Archaic. unmannerly; sternly, austerely.

brigade, n. 1. legion, corps, army, force, soldiers, troops, men, phalanx, garrison; division, section, battalion, Obs. battalia, regiment, company, squadron, squad, detachment, contingent, U.S. wing.
2. group, troop, tribe, band, party, unit, union, association, mass, body; host, horde, multitude, crowd, herd, throng.

brigand, n. 1. outlaw, gangster, criminal, mafioso; thug, ruffian, Inf. mugger, hoodlum, SI. hood, Australian SI. larrikin; rogue, picaro, (in India and Burma) dacoit; highwayman, footpad, SI. yegg or yeggman, bandit, bravo, Sp. bandolero, Southwest U.S. ladrone, Australian, bushranger, picaroon, desperado; pickpocket, pursesnatcher, shoplifter, thief, robber.
2. pirate, sea dog, sea wolf, viking, corsair, buccaneer, privateer, freebooter, rapparee,
(in the Scottish Highlands) cateran.
3.
kidnapper, abductor, (usu. of cattle) rustler; hijacker, skyjacker, air or sky pirate, terrorist.
4. smuggler, contrabandist, runner, bootlegger;
Inf. poacher, deerjacker.
5. pillager, plunderer, marauder, despoiler, depredator, vandal; predator, ransacker, sacker, looter, rifler, forager, raider.

bright, adj. 1. shining, illuminated, alight, light, lit; radiant, effulgent, lambent, resplendent, beaming, beamy, beamish; shiny, glossy, lustrous, sheenful; glowing, luminous, incandescent, phosphorescent; clear, transparent, translucent. See - brilliant (def. 1).
2. splendid, splendrous, magnificent, rich, majestic, dazzling, beautiful; glorious, illustrious, distinguished.
3.
clever, witty, quick, quick-witted; intelligent, brainy, intellectual; inventive, resourceful, ingenious, proficient, accomplished; capable, competent, able. See - brilliant (def. 3).

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Misuse of one and parts of one with the singular

Don't Say:
I read it in one and a half hour.

Say:
I read it in one and a half hours.

Note:
In English, use the plural with anything greater than one, even it it's less than two.
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