May 10th, 2007

Hobbes

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obeisance-noun  /oʊˈbeɪsəns, oʊˈbi-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[oh-bey-suhns, oh-bee-]
1. a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; a bow, curtsy, or other similar gesture.
2. deference or homage: The nobles gave obeisance to the new king.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/obeisance

The obeisance shown to the teacher was only shown because they were all hoping that he would curve their tests.