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Your RBR Word of the Day: pinchbeck

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pinchbeck \PINCH-bek\, noun, adjective:
1. an alloy of zinc and copper used to imitate gold in jewelry-making; by extension, something counterfeit; an imitation

adjective:
1. not genuine; fake

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Of the many accusations against Brian Butler, the pinchbeck scholarship offer he reported for one of his clients is one of the more bizarre.