Word of the Day 


inveigle 
verb1 : to win over by wiles : entice 2 : to acquire by ingenuity or flattery :wangle 

Examples:
I was relieved when I finally managedto inveigle her assistant into fittingme into her schedule

“… but now the industry is headeddown a path where more loathsomestrategies are being put in place to inveigle consumers to throw downtheir dough before learning whetheror not the game is actually worthbuying.” — Paul TamburroCraveonline.com, January 21, 2015

Did you know?
Inveigle, a word that dates from the 16th centuryrefers to the act of using clever talktrickery, or flatteryeither to persuade somebody to do something or to obtain somethingWhat could such a word possiblyhave to do with blindnessInveiglecame to English from the Anglo-French verb enveeglerwhich means“to blind or hoodwink someone,” fromthe adjective enveuglemeaningblind.” Enveugle derives from the Medieval Latin ab oculis, a phrasewhich literally translates to “lackingeyes.” You might say that a personwho is inveigled to do or give up something is too “blinded” by someone‘s words to know that he or she is being tricked.

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