allurement

[uh-loo r-muh nt]

noun

fascination; charm.
the means of alluring.
the act or process of alluring.

Origin of allurement

First recorded in 1540–50; allure1 + -ment
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Word Origin and History for allurement
n.

1540s, "means of alluring;" see allure + -ment. Meaning "act of alluring" is recorded from 1560s.

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