elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,
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adulation (ˌædjʊˈleɪʃən) (I don't know how to read that)

noun
obsequious flattery or praise; extreme admiration

adulate [AJ-uh-leyt]

verb form of the above word
to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.

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


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.
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