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Synonyms for allurement

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Synonyms for allurement


the power to entice or attract through personal charm

the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)

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A visual arts exhibition exploring enticement, allurement and attention.
(17) His Honour found that both the Council and the RTA knew of the frequency with which young persons jumped and dived off the bridge and that the bridge was an 'allurement' to young persons.
Hoppe wrote of 'the allurement of the grey haze of London, which makes the contrast of its clear limpid days more remarkable'.
Balidaress did not stop with Desirable, as she went on to produce the Irish Oaks winner Alydaress, later dam of Group 3 winner Allurement, and Balistroika, dam of multiple Group 1 winner Russian Rhythm.
Cardinal Ivan Dias, formerly Archbishop of Bombay but now the newly appointed prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of People characterised the Pope's critics as "a tiny politico-religious fraction of the religious majority in India." He stressed that "freedom of conscience and the right to freely profess, practise and propagate one's religion have been enshrined in the Constitution of India." He emphasized that conversions "should never be induced by force, fraud or allurement. The Catholic Church considers all such conversions as invalid.
The overarching stratagem of this intricate dance--and the overarching theme of the book--is "allurement" and "contentation" (16), or attraction and containment.
The practice of allurement, or providing "inducements" to the poor in return for their conversion to Christianity, is quite common, and many missionaries readily admit using it.
1994 "The Allurement of Ethnonationalism in Nigeria Politics: The Contemporary Debate." Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol.
Sidney composed his eloquent defense of imaginative literature against charges of time-wasting, prevarication, and allurement to vice.
The introduction by Richard Macksey testifies to the struggle that Proust had with freeing himself of the "idolatry" that plagues even great minds when enticed by the allurement of a word, a work of art, or a book.
Here the rewards of his industry follow with equal steps the progress of his labour; his labour is founded on the basis of nature, self-interest; can it want a stronger allurement? Wives and children, who before in vain demanded of him a morsel of bread, now, fat and frolicsome, gladly help their father to clear those fields whence exuberant crops are to arise to feed and to clothe them all; without any part being claimed, either by a despotic prince, a rich abbot, or a mighty lord.
To the contrary, the allegation is quickly made that Christians convert poor Hindus and tribals through force, fraud, allurement and even by threats of divine displeasure; a term used by several "Freedom of Religion Acts".
Mirpur -- Following a marriage scandal under the shadow of an allurement of a pleasant surprise dream to travel to Britain, five members of the same family have ruined the lives of 20 Pakistani girls.
"There is open play of allurement, money, repression and division (saam, daam, dand, bhed) but the Congress has never bowed to arrogance of power and will never bow in the future,"she said.
"Money, allurement of plum position and threat of physical assaults have been effectively used by TMC to split our party.