(Greek > Latin: fig [sweet, hollow, pear-shaped, multiple fruit that has numerous tiny seedlike fruits that are eaten fresh or preserved or dried])

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."
sycosis (s) (noun), sycoses (pl)
1. In medicine, a skin disease marked by inflammation of pimples and nodules of the hair follicles, especially of the beard: " Sam's doctor told him that he had sycosis in the bearded part of his face that was caused by bacterial infection."
2. A kind of ulcer on an eyelid or eyelids: "The doctor told Hugo that he had a sycosis on his left eyelid that closely resembled a fig."
3. Etymology: from Latin sycosis, "a sore resembling a fig"; from Greek sukosis, from sukon, "fig".