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Sycophant and Surrogate

Difficult Words : Sycophant and Surrogate

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Surrogate (SUR uh GATE, SUR uh GIT) adj: substitute

A surrogate mother is a woman who bears a child for someone else.

This word is often a noun. A surrogate is a substitute. The nice father offered to go to prison as a surrogate for his son who had been convicted of extortion.

Sycophant (SIK uh funt) n: one who sucks up to others

The French class seemed to be full of sycophants. The students were always bringing apples to the teacher and telling her how nice she looked.

A sycophant is sycophantic.

The exasperated boss finally fired his sycophantic secretary because he couldn't stand being around someone who never had anything nasty to say.

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