Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
You may pronounce it "in-VEE-guhl" or "in-VAY-guhl." Michael Flanders (see below) says "in-VEE-guhl," and that is good enough for me.
The word, from the French aveugler, "to blind," means to entice, allure, or seduce, to lure someone into doing something by guile. Always there is something a little shady and underhanded about it.
And a Christmas bonus:
There is a rhetorical figure found several times in the song called syllepsis, in which a word is linked to two or more other words in different senses. Thus, in the fragment quoted, put out is used successively in the sense of "place outside," "serve," "extinguish," and "turn off."