V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) 1. an attractive or tempting quality; 2. the power to entice or attract; (v.) to attract in a powerful way
Synonyms: (n.) charm, appeal, seductiveness, attraction, temptation, glamour, (v.) captivate, tempt, attract, enchant, entice
Antonyms: (n.) unattractiveness, (v.) estrange, disaffect
Tips: Allure is derived from the old French luere, "bait." Think of how a lure attracts fish by acting as bait. This can help you remember that something that has allure is attractive. The related adjective is alluring and the adverb form is alluringly.
The allure of big-city life draws young people away from small towns. (attraction, seductiveness) noun
She looked at him across the crowded room and smiled alluringly. (enticingly, attractively) adverb
The allure of blue skies and warm weather led me to book a vacation to Hawaii. (appeal, temptation) noun
People were drawn to the reality tv show auditions by the allure of fame. (appeal, temptation) noun
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