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Sycophant GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

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Sycophant GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈsɪk.ə.fænt/ (noun)

Definition

a person who praises or flatters other people usually in authority for personal gain, fawning flatterer, bootlicker, fawner, toady, yes man, lickspittle

Example

The relationships we build with others are important. They provide us with perspective, and they also provide support, love, and comfort. These relationships bring a lot of value into our lives, but they can also undermine them considerably. This becomes especially true when we’re dealing with false or insincere people or sycophants. The longer they go unchecked in our lives, the more havoc they can wreak.

Insincere people are everywhere. They can be our friends; our coworkers, etc. It’s not unusual to say things you don’t mean, but the insincere person takes this one step further. When it comes to their words (and their deeds) the goal is simple: tell them what they want to hear in order to get what you want. To protect ourselves from this manipulation, we have to learn to spot their behaviors in our lives.

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Parts of speech

Adjective: sycophantic

Adverb: sycophantically

Noun: sycophancy


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