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entice

To lead on by arousing hope or desire.

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Tempt

to make someone want to have or do something, especially something that is unnecessary or wrong

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Lure

the quality or power that something or someone has that makes it, him, or her attractive

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Allure

the quality of being attractive, interesting, or exciting:

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Coax

to persuade someone gently to do something or go somewhere, by being kind and patient, or by appearing to be:

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Inveigle

to persuade someone to do something in a clever and dishonest way, when they do not want to do it:

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Beguile

to persuade, attract, or interest someone, sometimes in order to deceive him or her

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seduce

to persuade or cause someone to do something that they would not usually consider doing by being very attractive and difficult to refuse:

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Repel

to force someone or something to stop moving towards you or attacking you

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Repulse

to push away or refuse something or someone unwanted, especially to successfully stop a physical attack against you

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scare off

to make a person or an animal so frightened that he, she, or it goes away*.*

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frighten away

to make someone so nervous that they decide not to do something

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seductive charms

capable of seducing

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a beguiling manner

charmingly attractive or pleasing

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bait the hook

to be lured by an offer

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Sweet-talk

a way of talking to someone in a pleasing or funny way in order to persuade them to do or believe something

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Soft-soap

to try to persuade someone to do what you want by saying pleasant things to them

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rope into

to persuade a person or group to do something

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entreat

To ask or petition earnestly.

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Implore

to ask someone to do or not do something in a very sincere, emotional, and determined way:

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Beg

to make a very strong and urgent request:

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Beseech

to ask for something in a way that shows you need it very much

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plead for

o make an urgent, emotional statement or request for something

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Urge

a strong wish, especially one that is difficult or impossible to control

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Importune

to make repeated, forceful requests for something, usually in a way that is annoying or causing slight problems

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press for

to work hard to win support for a plan so that it will succeed

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cap in hand or hat in hand

to ask someone in a polite and sincere way for something, especially money or to be forgiven

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envisage

To have a mental image of something,especially when the thing does not yet exist; to conceive of.

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Envision

to imagine or expect something to happen, appear, etc

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Picture

something you produce in your mind, by using your imagination or memory

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Imagine

to form or have a mental picture or idea of something

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epithet

a. A Word or phrase used to describe or characterize someone or something (The expression need not be derogatory.)

b. A term of abuse or contempt.

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Characterization

the way that people are represented in a movie, play, or book so that they seem real and natural:

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Designation

an official title or name:

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Appellation

a name or title:

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Label

a word or a phrase that is used to describe the characteristics or qualities of people, activities, or things, often in a way that is unfair:

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Nickname

an informal name for someone or something, especially a name that you are called by your friends or family, usually based on your real name or your character:

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Moniker

a name or nickname

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Handle

a name of a person or place, especially a strange one:

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Curse

to use a word or an expression that is not polite and shows that you are very angry:

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Oath

a promise, especially that you will tell the truth in a law court:

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Obscenity

a very offensive or sexually shocking word or sentence

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badmouth

someone to say bad things about someone or something

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hurl brickbats

at say something offensive out of anger

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Mudslinging

the act of saying insulting or unfair things about someone, especially to try to damage their reputation

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equanimity

Calmness or evenness of temper.

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Composure

the feeling of being calm, confident, and in control

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Self-composure

calmness and self possession

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Placidity

the quality of being calm:

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Tranquility

a peaceful, calm state, without noise, violence, worry, etc

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Serenity

the state of being calm and peaceful

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Sangfroid

the ability to stay calm in a difficult or dangerous situation

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Unexcitability

state of calmness

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Imperturbability

marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness

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Unflappability

not easily upset or confused, esp. in a crisis; imperturbable

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Self-possession

the characteristic of being calm and in control of your emotions at all times:

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Nonchalance

calm behavior that suggests you are not interested or do not care:

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Excitability

the quality of being excited, or of often and easily becoming excited:

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Fretfulness

irritable, restless

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Agitation

a state of anxiety or excited nervousnes

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Distress

a feeling of extreme worry, sadness, or pain

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hysteria

extreme fear, excitement, anger, etc. that cannot be controlled

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mental

(or emotional) stability being in control of one’s thoughts and actions

presence of mind the ability to remain calm

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equitable

Fair or just.

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Inequitable

not fair

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shareholders

or one of the equal parts into which the value of a company is divided:

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Equanimity

a calm mental state, especially after a shock or disappointment or in a difficult situation:

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Impartial

not supporting any of the sides involved in an argument:

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Unbiased

Able to judge fairly because you are not influenced by your own opinions:

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evenhanded

treating everyone fairly and equally

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Unfair

not treating people in an equal way, or not morally right:

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Unjust

not fair

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Biased

showing an unreasonable like or dislike for a person based on personal opinions

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Partial

influenced by the fact that you personally prefer or approve of something, so that you do not judge fairly

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Unreasonable

not fair or acceptable:

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Lop-sided

with one side bigger, higher, etc. than the other; not equally balanced:

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One-sided

only considering one opinion in an argument in a way that is unfair:

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bias

the action of supporting or opposing a particular person or thing in an unfair way, because of allowing personal opinions to influence your judgment:

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erudite

Deeply learned, especially in a specialized area.

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scholarly

containing a serious, detailed study of a subject:

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profound

felt or experienced very strongly or in an extreme way

knowledgeable, knowing a lot:

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ignorant

not having enough knowledge, understanding, or information about something

uninformed not knowing much or having much information about something:

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a savant

a person with a high level of knowledge or skill, especially someone who is less able in other ways:

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esoteric

Understood by or intended for only a select few.

b. Difficult to understand.

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savant

a person with a high level of knowledge or skill, especially someone who is less able in other ways:

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pundit

a person who knows a lot about a particular subject and is therefore often asked to give an opinion about it:

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a walking encyclopedia

a very knowledgeable person

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highbrow

a person who is only interested in serious art or complicated subjects:

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an ignoramus

, a person who knows nothing

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lowbrow

(of entertainment) not complicated or demanding much intelligence to be understood

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occult

relating to magical powers and activities, such as those of witchcraft and astrology:

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secret

a piece of information that is only known by one person or a few people and should not be told to others

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confidential

secret or private, often in a formal, business, or military situation:

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private

only for one person or group and not for everyone

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mysterious

strange, not known, or not understood:

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abstruse

not known or understood by many people

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recondite

not known about by many people and difficult to understand:

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arcane

mysterious and known only by a few people

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incomprehensible

impossible or extremely difficult to understand:

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unfathomable

impossible to understand:

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