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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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For pure unctuousness, however, no one has yet topped Professor Mark C.
There was no indication, though, of what was to follow when Smarm, with trademark unctuousness, introduced "my illustrious guests" and made the obligatory remarks about "this traditional rite of spring" and "the love we all share for this great game we call racing".
I've had occasion to read a good deal of fourth-rate agitprop over the last thirty years, but I don't remember an argument as disgraceful as the one advanced by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni under the rubric of "academic freedom, quality and accountability"; if to no other purpose than that of appreciating its unctuousness and dishonesty, I think it worth the trouble of a brief review.
It is the boldness of the president, gaining relevancy by wielding the veto pen to protect our nation's meek and needy, contrasted with the unctuousness of Speaker Gingrich, having the temerity to shut the government down in a brash display of arrogant audacity, that has produced Campaign '96's conventional wisdom.
David Bissonette, a frequent contributor, sends us one in which the Spartan simplicity of oats is tempered by the perfumed unctuousness of mashed banana.
It is the syrup which gives this chocolate cake its soft unctuousness and amazingly it stays like newly- made for a couple of days if kept in an airtight tin - I wouldn't know if it lasts longer as it is always gone.
Husband George Catchpool oozes just the right amount of slick unctuousness, coupled with a "hard" streak, to give life to his part as the "oily" South American blackmailer, and he handles his difficult accent admirably.
A slick of aoili lay alongside, adding unctuousness and a good, hefty whack of garlic.
The sheer, sick-making unctuousness of the NZ response was breathtaking.
John Normington rises from lawyer's clerk to the worm that turns with Uriah Heep-esque unctuousness.