Use Fancy Words: blandishment

Fancy word Everygirls should know: blandishment

Why we chose this fancy word: During her weekday commute to The Everygirl, one of our interns, Melanie Stone, overheard a conversation on the Metra. Two well-dressed businessmen were laughing about how their blandishments had no effect on the office intern. Wondering what that could possibly mean and curious about a fellow young intern, Melanie quickly googled the word.

Definition: blandishment (noun) pronunciation: blan-dish-muhnt

  1. something, as an action or speech, that tends to flatter, coax, entice, etc.

Use this word in a sentence: The J.Crew saleswoman’s blandishments worked on Molly—she ended up leaving with two pairs of flats instead of one.

Have you been using past fancy words?

innocuous = not harmful
fruition = attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment
libation = a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity
ubiquitous = existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time
chimerical = highly unrealistic; wildly fanciful
pithy = brief or forceful
euphemism = nice way of saying something unpleasant
loquacious = talkative, babbling
osculation = a kiss
resplendent = having a splendid appearance
pedantic = ostentatious in one’s learning
compendium = summary or account of a subject