phant-, phanta-, phas-; -phasic, -phant

(Greek: manifest; show, appear, make appear, make visible, display; visible; to show through, to shine through; illustrious)

sycophantishly (adverb), more sycophantishly, most sycophantishly
A reference to anyone who is overly praising of someone who is in a high position: "Pam was sycophantishly expressing how wonderful her employer was so she could gain advantages in job assignments."
sycophantism (s) (noun), sycophantisms (pl)
The practice of self-serving or servile flattery: "Sabina's supervisor was aware that she was trying to use sycophantism in order to gain more job advantages from him."
sycophantize (verb), sycophantizes; sycophantized; sycophantizing
To use compliments to gain advantages from another person; especially, someone in a higher position: "Even though Pamela didn't really have any respect for her editor, she sycophantized him so he would give her better assignments at the newspaper."
sycophantry (s) (noun), sycophantries (pl)
Self serving and excessive praise that is intended to get a person something that is desired: "The colonel of the military unit was not fooled by the sycophantry being used by the captain to get a higher rank."
A modification of the kaleidophon, for showing composition of acoustic vibrations. It consists of two thin slips of steel welded together, their length being adjustable by a screw socket.
Triply varied or triply phasic (three phases); used in describing the electromotive actions of muscles in the body.
1. To give less than sufficient emphasis to; to minimize.
2. To fail to give enough emphasis to.
1. Not emphatic.
2. Lacking emphasis.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look": blep-; delo-; demonstra-; opt-; -orama; pare-; phanero-; pheno-; scopo-; spec-; vela-, veal-; video-, visuo-.