Word of the Day – Nov. 16 – Mountebank

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Noun: Mountebank (MOUN-tih-bank)

Definition:

1. A person who sells quack medicines from a platform.

2. A boastful unscrupulous pretender: a charlatan.

Sample sentence: In his newspaper column, Gavin criticized the talk-radio host as “a mountebank whose ‘expert’ opinions and advice are complete hooey.”

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