flimflam

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flimflam

noun a pack of lies, artifice, befooling, bluffing, calculated deception, circumvention, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness, defrauding, delusion, delusiveness, dupery, empty talk, enmeshment, ensnarement, fallaciousness, falseness, falsity, fiction, fooling, fraud, illusion, legal fiction, mirage, pretense, prevarication, trickery, trumped-up story, willful misconception
Associated concepts: bunco, confidence games, fraud
See also: bunko, falsification, ruse
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Another story in this issue zeroes in on a different sort of governmental flimflammery.
In Verga's strong light the flimflammery, the cliches, the hoity-toityness of that glittery work seem especially clear.
Values and ideologies certainly did play a role in affecting voter decisions, but to label the contest an "ideological battleground" requires downplaying or ignoring the veil of flimflammery and flapdoodle behind which the political parties all too often concealed their ideas.