obeisance / obsequious

obeisance / obsequious
   Obeisance is respect and homage paid someone: Farina greeted the queen with sincere obeisance.
   Obsequiousness is submissiveness and an eagerness to obey: The obsequiousness of the waiter made them roll their eyes.

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