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A.Word.A.Day--wangle

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This week's theme: blend words.

wangle (WANG-guhl) verb

To achieve something by scheming or manipulating.

[Of uncertain origin, apparently a blend of wag and dangle.]

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

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"As interested as I was in seeing the Little Chapman Mansion, I never would have tried to wangle an invitation." Steve Brown; Little Chapman Mansion Shows Centuries of Architecture; Chico Enterprise-Record (California); Oct 16, 2006.

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