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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Word of the Moment: mountebank

1. a person who deceives others, esp. in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.
He is an insecure, self-centered mountebank, a man of few scruples and limited social graces, but he harbors no delusions that he is duping anyone with his lavender robes and scepter of ersatz emeralds. 
Source: The Biology of Luck, Jacob M. Appel, Chapter 11

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