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Word of the Day – Mountebank

Mountebank (noun)

m-ow-n-ti-bank

A person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.

Historical: A person who sold patent medicines in public places.

Example sentences

“Only two things are required to accredit an alleged miracle: a mountebank and a crowd of spineless lookers-on.”

“He was, in fact, a charlatan, a mountebank, a zany without any shame or dignity.”

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