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charlatan - noun

A person pretending to have more knowledge or skill than he or she actually possesses; a quack; a flamboyant deceiver.

There is hardly any mental misery worse than that of having our own serious phrases, our own rooted beliefs, caricatured by a charlatan or a hireling.

—George Eliot Felix Holt (1866)

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