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

  Allure \Al*lure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alluded; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Alluring.] [OF. aleurrer, alurer, fr. a (L. ad) + leurre
     lure. See Lure.]
     To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by
     the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by
     something flattering or acceptable; to entice; to attract.
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           With promised joys allured them on.      --Falconer.
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           The golden sun in splendor likest Heaven
           Allured his eye.                         --Milton.
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     Syn: To attract; entice; tempt; decoy; seduce.
  
     Usage: To Allure, Entice, Decoy, Seduce. These words
            agree in the idea of acting upon the mind by some
            strong controlling influence, and differ according to
            the image under which is presented. They are all used
            in a bad sense, except allure, which has sometimes
            (though rarely) a good one. We are allured by the
            prospect or offer (usually deceptive) of some future
            good. We are commonly enticed into evil by appeals to
            our passions. We are decoyed into danger by false
            appearances or representations. We are seduced when
            drawn aside from the path of rectitude. What allures
            draws by gentle means; what entices leads us by
            promises and persuasions; what decoys betrays us, as
            it were, into a snare or net; what seduces deceives us
            by artful appeals to the passions.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Allure \Al*lure"\, n.
     Allurement. [R.] --Hayward.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Allure \Al`lure"\, n. [F.; aller to go.]
     Gait; bearing.
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           The swing, the gait, the pose, the allure of these men.
                                                    --Harper's
                                                    Mag.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  allure
      n 1: the power to entice or attract through personal charm [syn:
           allure, allurement, temptingness]
      v 1: dispose or incline or entice to; "We were tempted by the
           delicious-looking food" [syn: tempt, allure]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "allure":
     appeal, bait, bewitch, captivate, charisma, charm, decoy, delude,
     draw, enchant, entice, entrap, fascinate, fascination, glamour,
     inveigle, lead on, magnetism, magnetize, seduce, take, tempt, toll,
     wile, witchcraft, witchery, woo
  
  

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