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Fawning; obedient out of fear or hopes of gain-

The obsequious nobles worked at pleasing the king.
obsequious
a group of people with the same principles, beliefs, or opinions-

The small radical sect broke away from the main church.
sect
a continuous or connected series-

By piecing together the sequence of events, detectives can reconstruct the crime.
sequence
To produce from public view -

I advise you to sequester yourself while preparing for the S.A.T exams.
sequester
To oppress, annoy, or harass-

Even today, people sometimes persecute others who have different beliefs.
persecute
To come after or happen, as a result of-


If this drought continues, a hard year will ensue for the farmers.
ensue
To carry out, to do-

The general ordered his staff to execute his orders.
execute
To bring a lawsuit against; to plead-

Terry threatened to sue his neighbor after the neighbor dog bit twice.
sue
The act of chasing or striving after-

The pursuit of happiness is one of the human rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.
pursuit
The act of chasing or striving after-

I intend to pursue the study of medicine for as long as it takes to get a degree.
pursue
Something that follows; the next installment-

That novel was wonderful- I hope the author writes a sequel to it.
sequel
One who woos or seeks the affection of another-

My sister's suitor is getting more and more insistent that they get married.
suitor
Logical effect or outcome


Feeling tired is a consequence of staying up too late at night.
consequence
Having no significance-

What you wear to the party is inconsequential, the important thing is to have fun.
inconsequential
Following one another in correct order-

May, June, July are consecutive months of the year.
consecutive
Following in a logical and regular order-

The periodic table lists elements in sequacious order by atomic weight.
sequacious
Concerned with things of this life; worldly, not spiritual -

The United States has a secular government that is not partial to any religion.
secular
Coming after in time, order, or place-

If you do well on early assignments, teachers will expect you to do so on subsequent ones, too.
subsequent
Any series of similar things, such as a set of linked rooms-

The rock band rented a suite during their stay in London.
suite
A person who starts legal proceedings against another-

The prosecutor argued her case brilliantly before the jury.
prosecutor