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mountebank

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmountebankmoun‧te‧bank /ˈmaʊntɪbæŋk/ noun [countable] literary 🔊 🔊 ALDISHONESTa dishonest person who tricks and deceives people
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mountebankPolitically, Mr Ashdown is a mountebank, not a moralist.He hated being the object of public attention and ridicule like some fairground mountebank.Are you allowing yourselves to be fooled by this mountebank, this harlequin?She was to marry this mountebank, this hypocritical toad of a Sir Thomas.
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