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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: blandish 'to flatter' (14-21 centuries), from Old French blandir, from Latin blandus; BLAND

blandishments

noun
     
blan‧dish‧ments [plural] formal
pleasant things that you say in order to persuade or influence someone:
How sensible she had been to resist his blandishments.

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