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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of alluring or attracting.
  • noun That which allures; any real or apparent good held forth or operating as a motive to action; a temptation; an enticement: as, the allurements of pleasure or of honor.
  • noun Attractiveness; fascination; charm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act alluring; temptation; enticement.
  • noun That which allures; any real or apparent good held forth, or operating, as a motive to action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun attractiveness, allure or charisma
  • noun an enticement, inducement or bait

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm
  • noun attractiveness
  • noun the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)

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