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charlatan

 [shahr´lah-tan]
a pretender to knowledge or skills not possessed; in medicine, a quack.

char·la·tan

(shar'lă-tan),
A medical fraud claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

charlatan

[shär′lətən]
Etymology: Fr, imposter
a totally unqualified individual posing as an expert, especially an individual pretending to be a physician. Also called quack. charlatanical, adj.
(1) Quack
(2) A pretentious imposter (in current non-medical use)

char·la·tan

(shahr'lă-tăn)
A medical fraud claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack.
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

charlatan

A person unjustifiably claiming knowledge or skill, especially of medicine or healing. In this age of pseudoscience, it is often difficult to distinguish the charlatan from the merely uninformed.

char·la·tan

(shahr'lă-tăn)
A medical imposter claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack.
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

charlatan (shar´lətən),

n a quack, a person who pretends to have skills or knowledge that he or she does not possess.

charlatan

a pretender to knowledge or skills not possessed; in veterinary medicine, a quack.
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Swindler said on the phone Monday he didn't see the rule barring other Santas and would not have violated it if he had.
Hunters, retrieve your arrows," Swindler calls out after the atl atl is safely back in his hands.
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Summary: The Saudi commercial banks have launched a massive campaign to warn citizens and foreigners against swindlers who sell them empty dreams informing them they have won large amounts of money and should proceed to a certain location to collect them.
EUR248,000 amount swindler Paul Murray, pictured above, pocketed in state handouts during eight years Last
With their mild vocal tones and accented English, these 'well-educated' swindlers actually convince people that they are in need.
It is not just about breaking privacy, which is a punishable offence in European countries, but the problem is that encourages swindlers to con people through text messages," she said.
The swindler had been pocketing thousands in housing benefit and income support while she was living with a lorry driver.
18 and 23, 1998, as given by one of the guarantors: Nichiei employee: "Bring 4 million tomorrow, I would ask you 35 million yen otherwise, you bastard, swindler.
Yet there is a danger that a person can identify with a particular aspect of one's life and assume a label: swindler, adulterer, cheat.
The first year we had a session on marketing Arkansas that fell flat on its face," says Courtney Swindler, this year's chairman of the institute.
Summary: ABU DHABI -- A swindler is on the run after conning at least 32 families, by leasing them a compound of villas for a year, even though the broker's contract with the landlord was only for six months.