adulation NOUN The act of showing excessive admiration or devotion; flattery or servile admiration
calumny a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something NOUN
capitulate VERB To surrender under agreed conditions
censure NOUN -- strong or vehement expression of disapproval VERB -- to criticize or blame in a harsh or vehement manner
dissemble VERB to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of
droll ADJECTIVE amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous
palpate VERB to examine by touch, esp. for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.
peremptory ADJECTIVE leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative
pusillanimous ADJECTIVE lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
surfeit NOUN excess; an excessive amount, especially an overindulgence in eating or drinking.