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sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave