encomium - formal praise of a person/thing; eulogy
paean - a song of praise/joy/triumph; a hymn invoking/thanking Apollo (or some other ancient Greek deity)
So, as it turns out, I’m not so good at keeping on top of things, even if they are part of my New Years Resolution. Which is why yesterday managed to fly by before I could make a post. Which is also why I’ve posted two words today, both under one general meaning: praise. These are a couple words that I need to know for my GRE exam.