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Fawning From the ODO: adjective Displaying exaggerated flattery or affection; obsequious: Example: 'fawning interviews with Hollywood celebs'
As touched upon in a previous answer, obsequious fits the bill somewhat. Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning. thefreedictionary.com
I'm fond of “unctuous” : unctuous Excessively flattering or ingratiating; oily: he seemed anxious to please but not in an unctuous way from the ODO
Scapegoating? From Wikipedia: Scapegoating (from the verb "to scapegoat") is the practice of singling out any party for unmerited negative treatment or blame as a scapegoat. Scapegoating may be conducted by individuals against individuals (e.g. "he did it, not me!"), individuals against groups (e.g., "I couldn't see anything because of all the tall ...
To frame someone Informal. to incriminate (an innocent person) through the use of false evidence, information, etc. (dictionary.reference.com/)
sycophant -- a person who praises powerful people in order to get their approval
Toady. noun 1. a person who behaves obsequiously to someone important. (Google) For example: The governor surrounded herself with toadies who ensured a constant stream of sunshine flowed up the gubernatorial anus.
Wiktionary has blameshift verb (biblical) To blame another for one's own wrong-doing. Blameshifting ... pointing the finger at another when trying to save one's skin. Dictionary.com only gives the noun: blameshifting noun the act of transferring responsibility for an error or problem to another; also written blame shifting
Gushing adjective (Of speech or writing) effusive or exaggeratedly enthusiastic: gushing praise See the ODO.
effusive uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm Profuse; overflowing: effusive praise. (TFD)
Not quite what you want perhaps: a misdirect, a diversionary tactic used by magicians. I can't find a good dictionary definition of this usage, but wikipedia defines it for magic, and The Guardian: uses it well: Bankers, bosses, selfish politicians; all are masters of misdirection. It allows them to escape blame-free. dictionary.com: a wrong or ...
I agree with Avon that "frame" (or "frame up") is the best short term for the tactic that the OP asks about. A longer phrase that suggests the same thing is "set [someone] up to be the fall guy." Although a "fall guy" in some instances is a willing participant in a conspiracy to obstruct justice—pleading guilty to a crime in order to let others off the ...
For the special case when such compliments are part of an ulterior motive: A kiss-ass, alternately ass-kisser, is a person who excessively praises a superior with the (perhaps only perceived) intention of gaining favor for personal advancement. This pejorative term would likely be used by such a person's colleagues, who are disgruntled by the unseemly ...
I see the adjective tag, but for me "a single word for someone" calls for a noun (otherwise you have adjective + "person"). So, my suggestions are: adulator That many in the eighteenth century actively resisted what seemed to them classical cultural imperialism, something supported by contemporaries they considered spineless adulators and imitators, may ...
same magnitude and opposite direction
slander Slander is the act of making a false, negative spoken statement about someone. Words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another. In law, the word slander is contrasted with libel, which is the act of making a false written statement about someone. If you misrepresent or malign someone, particularly in a public way, that's ...
The psychological term for this is 'projection'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection
You might describe this person as having a cloying personality: cloy: disgust or sicken (someone) with an excess of sweetness, richness, or sentiment.
It doesn't make any sense to me. I have never encountered eyesight in a figurative sense: it always refers to somebody's real physical faculty of seeing.
Am assuming,facility here means 'building'. Often , a building constructed for special purposes (gym ,hospital ,school )is called a facility. :) Correct me If I am sounding wrong or stupid :P
There's chortle, a portmanteau word defined as "laugh in a breathy, gleeful way" (Google) and coined by Lewis Carroll (probably as a mixture of "chuckle" and "snort").
kiss-up (plural kiss-ups) (colloquial) One who flatters a supervisor, or superior, in order to get special attention Joe got that promotion because he was a kiss-up, not because he knew the job. Wiktionary
The vectors are called antiparallel: In a Euclidean space, two directed line segments, often called vectors in applied mathematics, are antiparallel, if they are supported by parallel lines and have opposite directions. Note: Two antiparallel vectors need not have the same magnitude (i.e. length); they can be of any length.
The search term "peripheral equipment" -computer -computers entered into the google gets about 350K hits, the first few of which are about ancillary machinery in various manufacturing processes. What a piece of peripheral equipment for a guitar? A pick?
Gospel accepted or promoted as infallible truth or as a guiding principle or doctrine
A small addition as you've been answered in the main: In the context of a computer program or game, it is common to refer to newly born entities as being 'spawned', which has the added bonus of being synonymous with your original question.
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