“I knew that he was a mountebank or lying fake, for he was too sly to be real!” my grandmother snapped after Geoffrey had left me at the marriage altar. I was too stunned to speak, but my maid of honor rose to my defense, “How could Gwen know that Geoffrey was a cheat or mountebank? He seemed so loving!” I stood sadly, abandoned among the flowers and cake, but I guess that it was better than being married to a dishonest, tricky mountebank who was only trying to steal my money.
Quiz: What is a mountebank?
- A person who has a secret life.
- A clever person who cheats people.
- A person who abandons others.