Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 02/02/15 Unctuous

Unctuous (adjective)
unctuous [uhngk-choo-uh s]


adjective
1. characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.
2. of the nature of or characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily; greasy.
3. having an oily or soapy feel, as certain minerals.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin ūnctuōsus, equivalent to Latin ūnctu (s) act of anointing ( ung (uere) to smear, anoint + -tus suffix of v. action) + -ōsus -ous

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