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Word of the Day …

Posted by ccasc on April 15, 2009

The Word of the Day for Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 is sycophant.

Sycophantnoun. a self-seeking, servile flatterer; a fawning parasite.

Here’s a quotation that uses sycophant:

“Journalists were never intended to be the cheerleaders of a society, the conductors of applause, the sycophants. Tragically, that is their assigned role in authoritarian societies …”
~ Chet Huntley

Enjoy, folks!

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