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Aug 11, 2014
This week's theme
Verbs derived from body parts

This week's words
inveigle
emancipate
capitulate
inculcate
ruminate

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

The human body has been described as the most complex machine around. No wonder Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said, "The life so short, the craft so long to learn." The parts of this machine have become such a part of the language that we use them without even realizing it. This week we'll review five body parts (eye, hand, head, heel, and throat) that are embedded in our language in the form of verbs.

inveigle

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-VAY-guhl, -VEE-)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To get something or to persuade someone to do something by deception or flattery.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French aveugle (blind), from Latin ab- (away from) + oculus (eye). Earliest documented use: 1513.

USAGE:
"The Internet has changed the way new late-night hosts inveigle their ways into the hearts of fans."
Bill Carter; Familiar Night Bird Reclaims a Perch; The New York Times; Sep 9, 2013.

See more usage examples of inveigle in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself. -Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (1833-1899)

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