|willing to sell one's influence in return for a bribe|
|to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole|
|1.||showing kindliness; genial|
|2.||(of soil, climate, etc) mild; gentle|
|4.||pathol (of a tumour, etc) not threatening to life or health; not malignant|
|[C14: from Old French benigne, from Latin benignus, from bene well + gignere to produce]|
benign be·nign (bĭ-nīn')
Of no danger to health, especially relating to a tumorous growth; not malignant.