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Today's Word "inveigle"

To persuade by ingenuity on

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inveigle \in-VAY-guhl; -VEE-\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To persuade by ingenuity or flattery; to entice. 2 : To obtain by ingenuity or flattery.

"Once a soft touch for those who inveigled her into sparing them her change, Jhenna began to cross the road, begging for some change in her circumstances."

 

Inveigle comes from Anglo-French enveogler, from Old French aveugler, "to blind, to lead astray as if blind," from aveugle, "blind," from Medieval Latin ab oculis, "without eyes."

 

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