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 for trumpery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trumpery \Trump"er*y\, a.
     Worthless or deceptive in character. "A trumpery little
     ring." --Thackeray.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trumpery \Trump"er*y\, n. [F. tromperie deceit, fr. tromper to
     deceive. See Trump to trick.]
     1. Deceit; fraud. [Obs.] --Grenewey.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Something serving to deceive by false show or pretense;
        falsehood; deceit; worthless but showy matter; hence,
        things worn out and of no value; rubbish.
        [1913 Webster]
              The trumpery in my house, go bring it hither,
              for state to catch these thieves.     --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
              Upon the coming of Christ, very much, though not
              all, of this idolatrous trumpery and superstition
              was driven out of the world.          --South.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: nonsensical talk or writing [syn: folderol, rubbish,
           tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce,
      2: ornamental objects of no great value [syn: folderal,
         falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "trumpery":
     absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, base,
     bibble-babble, bilge, blabber, blather, bombast, bravery,
     bric-a-brac, bunkum, bushwa, chaff, cheesy, chicken feed,
     chickenshit, chiffon, claptrap, clinquant, common, details,
     double-talk, drivel, drool, festoons, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee,
     finery, flimflam, flummery, folderol, foofaraw, frilliness,
     frilling, frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, froth, froufrou,
     fudge, fuss, fustian, gabble, gaiety, galimatias, gammon, gaudery,
     gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gilding, gilt, gimcrackery,
     gingerbread, gobbledygook, hocus-pocus, hokum, humbug, jabber,
     jargon, knickknackery, malarkey, mean, minutiae, mumbo jumbo,
     narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, pack of nonsense, palaver,
     paltry, paste, peanuts, pinchbeck, poor, prate, prattle, rant,
     rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, rubbishy, shoddy,
     skimble-skamble, small beer, small change, stuff and nonsense,
     stultiloquence, superfluity, tinsel, trappings, trash, trashy,
     trickery, trifles, trivia, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle,
     vaporing, waffling

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