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sycophant

view main entry for sycophantnoun [countable] formal  /ˈsɪkəfənt/ 
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sycophancy

  /ˈsɪkəfənsi/  noun [uncountable]
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sycophantic

  /ˌsɪkəˈfæntɪk/  adjective
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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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