We’ve all had to find extra ways to pass the time while sheltered-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maybe you’ve been doing more DIY projects around the house, giving yourself a home haircut, organizing your closet (what do you mean you want me to throw away all of my graphic tees?), or — my wife’s personal favorites — perfecting your savage Tik Tok dance moves and getting drunk during Zoom calls.
I figured since I’m verbose in real-life conversation and I get paid to write, why not expand my vocabulary during my down time?
Let’s learn a bit...and try to have fun, too.
Every Friday we'll be posting an Illini #WordOfTheWeek:— The Champaign Room (@Champaign_Room) April 25, 2020
Def: Persuade someone through deception or flattery.
Ex: "Perhaps Brad Underwood can inveigle Ayo Dosunmu into staying at Illinois, rather than going to the NBA."
Got other examples? Let's see your replies!
Here’s what you had to say:
I See What You Did There
Perhaps Brad Underwood can inveigle Kofi Cockburn into staying at Illinois, rather than going to the NBA.— Illini Chef (@iIIinichef) April 25, 2020
Scholarship Players? What Are Those?
Here's to hoping Lovie can inveigle some 'croots from Texas or Florida, or anywhere really, to join the Illini Football team.— Michael Berns (@MichaelBerms) April 25, 2020
Convincing the Nachos? Or Convincing Yourself?
Im gonna inveigle myself some nachos in a few minutes— Big Phil (@HOHBigPhil) April 25, 2020
If you’ll excuse me, I have to inveigle my wife to let me keep my Chief Illiniwek T-shirt.
See you next week!