Know Your Next Word : charlatan

23. charlatan :

noun :

a person who pretends to more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses

usage :

  • Buck was selling what he claimed was a cure for cancer, but he was just a charlatan (the pills were jelly beans).

  • The flea market usually attracts a lot of charlatans, who sell phony products that don't do what they claim they will.

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