encomium

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encomium

a formal expression of praise; eulogy; panegyric
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'Mock enconiums' are a form of satire where students are asked to argue badly for the side they oppose.
I had become interested in him through his papers on birds, but still more through my friend, his eminent predecessor in the Smithsonian, Professor Henry; and also through the glowing enconiums of Professor Agassiz, both of whom had visited our city.