Classical Usage: It’s no secret. Raskolnikov isn’t so very fond of Pyotr Petrovich. He’s got quite a list of names for him in Part Three Chapter I, including a racial slur (gulp) . . . he’s a stool pigeon and a speculator; . . . he’s a Jew and a mountebank, and it shows . . . he’s a fool, a fool!
Classically Mad Usage: I won’t be a mountebank, I already used this word once as a word of the day. But I forgot it. Maybe this Classic Word of the Day stuff isn’t working, maybe I’m being a mountebank to myself. Is that possible?