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unctuous

 [ungk´choo-us]
greasy or oily.

unc·tu·ous

(ŭngk'shū-ŭs, shŭs),
Greasy or oily.
[L. unctuosus, fr. unctio, unction]

unc·tu·ous

(ŭngk'shū-ŭs)
Greasy or oily.
[L. unctuosus, fr. unctio, unction]

unctuous

greasy or oily.
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The interview that concludes Jesus Coyote, with a shackled Jesus Coyote imprisoned at Pelican Bay, finds Coyote savvy, defiant, and manipulative, with an unerring sense of human weakness that he exploits against his unctuous interrogator.
Take, for instance, her unctuous condemnation of Afghan civilian deaths: "Unknown numbers of civilians--somewhere between 500 and 3000--managed to get in the way of the bombs and the bullets, earning us the lasting enmity of their survivors.
In the end, Gannon is being (rightly) vilified for using undeserved White House press credentials to lob softballs at the troubled administration like an unctuous toady.
Ironically, this attack comes just one paragraph after Wallis tells an unctuous story about how someone had baited him with a "straw man" argument after a lecture in Boston.
He's unctuous with Miranda and Kerri's parents (who are thrilled that Kerri finally has someone), and ever more creepy with Miranda.
The wily magistrates, unctuous monks, and rapacious bandits are all masters of both hypocritical courtesies and baroque vituperation, and there is always an ample supply of comically fearful, vainglorious, or simply dim-witted henchmen for additional theatrical flavor.
I switched on the national news, and they cut from another unctuous paean to Reagan to a story on the Laci Peterson trial and I actually heard myself mutter out loud, "Thank God.
Not even a hoity-toity Irish accent lends class to her melodramatic 'One of you will have to leave Paradise (count to eight) forevah' and her unctuous faux sympathy on The Swan.
We could then call some lawyers unctuous, self-aggrandizing, greedy, unprofessional morons, without fear of censure.
Being the unctuous toady he is he'd have caved in to the Government immediately and apologised for everything, including just breathing.
Days later, Nicolae Carpathia--an unctuous Romanian politician--is rocketed into the top job at the UN.