mountebank :

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  • n  a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

  • It is tragic that even after Debbie discovered Howard to be a mountebank, she stuck with him.
  • "Is it a wonder that acting like a mountebank came so naturally to him?" remarked a rival actor tongue in cheek.
  • We are so naive; we should have seen through the tricks of this mountebank.

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