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Word of the Day – 2/22/2011

Posted by ccasc on February 22, 2011

Cajole
[kuh-johl] (v.) to persuade by flattery or promises.

 

*derived from the French cajoler, meaning “to cajole, wheedle, coax,”.

“Self-confidence is apt to address itself to an imaginary dullness in others; as people who are well off speak in a cajoling tone to the poor.”

~George Eliot

 

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