obsequious flattery or praise; extreme admiration
verb form of the above word
to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.
In a thoroughly unsuccessful attempt to woo the second-eldest of the Bennet daughters, Mr. Collins called forth the most careful selections from his collection of pre-crafted adulations and proceeded to bombard Elizabeth with as many as could suit the occasion.
I wonder if I can actually use the word as a plural that way. Hmm.