Word – Beguile
Beguile – Word of the day
: charm or enchant (someone), often in a deceptive way.
: help (time) pass pleasantly.
Dates back to 13th century. The word “Guile” seems to be of French origin.
Verb examples – beguile:
1. The politician beguiled the public with his innocent looks.
2. Rita cleverly beguiled Seema to do her homework.
3. The columnist of the paper beguiled his readers into thinking that they have known everything about the movie.
Adjective examples – beguile:
1. The saree is decorated with a beguiling golden threadwork.
2. The police did not get carried away by John’s beguiling aura.
3. The saint’s beguiling speech convinced everybody in the crowd.
Noun examples – beguile:
1. The police officials know how to distinguish between a beguilement and a genuine clue.
2. The prize coupons are a beguilement to draw more customers.
3. John later learnt that the contract was a beguilement the company used to make him do the work.