Ersatz

Ersatz [ ER-zahts, -sahts, er-ZAHTS, -SAHTS ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 an artificial and usually inferior substitute or imitation
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 At the seminar they served us ersatz coffee made of chicory.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The remaining sites would then be rebuilt in traditional style. Such conservation would not be ersatz antiquarianism but merely use appropriate materials to rescue a neighbourhood whose character should be as critical to old Kabul as saving Covent Garden was to London’s West End.
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