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eulogy

noun [C or U]     /ˈjuː.lə.dʒi/ formal
a speech, piece of writing, poem, etc. containing great praise, especially for someone who recently died or stopped working: He was the most self-effacing of men - the last thing he would have relished was a eulogy. The song was a eulogy to the joys of travelling.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down eulogist     /-dʒɪst/ noun [C] eulogistic     /ˌjuː.ləˈdʒɪs.tɪk/ adjective
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