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Word: blandishment

Definition: flattery

More Vocab Words

::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
::: check - stop motion; curb or restrain
::: rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
::: fervor - glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat
::: centripetal - tending toward the center
::: remonstrate - protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest
::: congenital - existing at birth
::: determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
::: metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile