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  • adjective Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting.

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  • verb Present participle of beguile.
  • noun A beguilement.
  • adjective That beguiles or beguile.

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  • adjective misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods
  • adjective highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire


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