IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

II. MODES OF COMMUNICATION

Deceiver.

[Antonyms: dupe.]

[Nouns] deceiver (deceive [more]); dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartuffe, Janus; serpent, snake in the grass, cockatrice, Judas, wolf in sheep's clothing; jilt; shuffler, stool pigeon.

liar (lie [more]); story-teller, perjurer, false witness, menteur a triple etage, Scapin; bunko steerer [U.S.], carpetbagger [U.S.], capper [U.S.], faker, fraud, four flusher, horse coper, ringer, spieler, straw bidder [U.S.].

imposter, pretender, soi-disant, humbug; adventurer; Cagliostro, Fernam Mendez Pinto; ass in lion's skin (bungler) [more]; actor (stage player) [more].

quack, charlatan, mountebank, saltimbanco, saltimbanque, empiric, quacksalver, medicaster, Rosicrucian, gypsy; man of straw.

conjuror, juggler, trickster, prestigitator, jockey; crimp, decoy, decoy duck; rogue, knave, cheat; swindler (thief) [more]; jobber.

[Phrases] "saint abroad and a devil at home" [Bunyan].

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