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Deception KeyPlay
Charlatan is often used to describe deceitful behavior, especially in professions claiming expertise. SlideThe psychic was just a charlatan preying on grieving families.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
Using 'charlatan' implies strong disapproval and is not a word taken lightly. SlideCalling the investor a charlatan, they accused him of scamming millions.
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Often used in contexts like medicine, spirituality, or sales where trust is crucial, but abused. SlideThe charlatan claimed he could heal with his hands, but science disagreed.