Vocabulary: Anatomy of Quackery Edition

stentorian: uncommonly powerful in sound (after Stentor, a legendarily loud Greek herald)
pleonasm: the use of more words than necessary to express an idea; a redundancy
chorographical: a description or map of a region, or the technique of creating one
fleer: to mock or coarsely express mockery; a jeer or fleering action
maltster: a person who makes or sells malt (obvious in retrospect)
parasang: an ancient Persian unit of distance equal to ~3.5mi
wearish: withered and shrunken; tasteless; insipid
quacksalver: a charlatan; origin of “quack”
contemn: to treat with contempt; to scorn
chirurgeon: archaic term for surgeon

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