johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,

Word of the day

Another Word of the Day that I didn't know.

From Merriam-Webster:

The Word of the Day for November 9 is:

mountebank \MOUNT-ih-bank\ noun
1: a person who sells quack medicines from a platform
*2: a boastful unscrupulous pretender : charlatan

Example 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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