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 for blandishment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blandishment \Blan"dish*ment\, n. [Cf. OF. blandissement.]
     The act of blandishing; a word or act expressive of affection
     or kindness, and tending to win the heart; soft words and
     artful caresses; cajolery; allurement.
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           Cowering low with blandishment.          --Milton.
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           Attacked by royal smiles, by female blandishments.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blandishment
      n 1: flattery intended to persuade [syn: blandishment,
           cajolery, palaver]
      2: the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery [syn:
         blandishment, wheedling]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "blandishment":
     adulation, agacerie, allure, allurement, appeal,
     artful endearments, attraction, attractiveness, beguilement,
     beguiling, bewitchery, bewitchment, blandishments, blarney, bunkum,
     buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, captivation, caress, charisma,
     charm, charmingness, coaxing, come-hither, compliment, conning,
     dunning, enchantment, endearment, engagement, enlistment,
     enthrallment, enticement, entrapment, exhortation, eyewash,
     fair words, fascination, fawning, flattery, flirtation,
     forbidden fruit, glamour, grease, honeyed phrases, honeyed words,
     hortation, importunateness, importunity, incense, inducement,
     interest, inveiglement, invitation, jawboning, lobbying, magnetism,
     nagging, oil, palaver, pat, persuasion, pestering, plaguing,
     plying, praise, preaching, preachment, pressing, pressure,
     pretty lies, sales talk, salesmanship, seducement, seduction,
     seductiveness, selling, sex appeal, snaring, snow job, soap,
     soft soap, soft words, solicitation, suasion, sweet nothings,
     sweet talk, sweet words, sycophancy, tantalization, teasing,
     temptation, urgency, urging, wheedling, winning ways, winsomeness,
     witchery, wooing, working on
  
  

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