Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...

Today's word is:



verb [ trans. ]

1. Charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way : Every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine | [as adj. ] ( beguiling) a beguiling smile.

  • Trick (someone) into doing something : They were beguiled into signing a peace treaty.

2. Dated help (time) pass pleasantly : To beguile some of the time they went to the movie theater.

ORIGIN: Middle English (in the sense [deceive, deprive of by fraud] ): from be- [thoroughly] + obsolete guile [to deceive].

UI suggested me this word yesterday while talking about the Mario Kart throwdown. My first thought was to post a double word of the day, but opted out to use today ^^