ob·se·qui·ous (ŏb-sēkwē-əs, əb-)
Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.
[Middle English, from Latin obsequiōsus, from obsequium, compliance, from obsequī, to comply : ob-, to; see OB- + sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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