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Inveigh and Inveigle

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The verb inveigh (rhymes with day) means to protest or to talk or write angrily or bitterly.

The verb inveigle means to entice, trick, or lead on with deception.

Examples:

  • It took courage for the young congresswoman to inveigh against the corrupt dealings of the governor.

  • From the time he was a young boy, Rick would try to inveigle one of the other children into making wagers with him.

Practice:

(a) Bert and his brother _____ against the world as if it were a harsh and remorseless foe.

(b) Caesar will plot, bribe, _____, and scheme until his power is supreme.


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