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charlatan

char·la·tan

charlatan

 
 
pronunciation:
shar l tn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who deceitfully claims to possess a particular skill or expertise; fraud; quack.
Many who claimed to be able to communicate with the dead were shown to be charlatans.
similar words:
mountebank, quack
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derivations: charlatanistic (adj.), charlatanism (n.)