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A w:charlatan (also called a w:swindler or w:mountebank) is a person practicing quackery or a similar confidence trick in order to obtain money, fame, or other advantages through pretense or deception. Synonyms for charlatan include shyster, quack, or faker. Quack is a reference to quackery or the practice of dubious medicine, including the sale of snake oil, or a person who does not have medical training who purports to provide medical services.

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  • Scharlatanen, die Dummköpfen ihre Drogen teuer verkaufen, glaube ich nichts." - Voltaire, Geschichte von Jenni
    • I don't believe in charlatans who sell fools their drugs at high prices."

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