Thursday, March 5, 2009

vocabulary building #4

I started a new book last week called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. The story is a exchange of letters between a British author, Juliet Ashton, and some friends after World War II. Two sentences are needed to explain this vocabulary word, inveigle (Juliet is writing):

"I captured your delivery boy in the act of depositing a clutch of pink carnations upon my doorstep. I seized him and threatened him until he confessed your address - you see, Mr. Reynolds, you are not the only one who can inveigle innocent employees."

Check my left column for the definition.


Nothinglikeit said...

Very cool word. I'm going to try and use it today!


Orion Designs said...

I love learning new words. This one is definitely new for me. Thanks for sharing!

uniquecommodities said...

Where on Earth do you find these words? My brain hurts! LOL

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