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Unctuous: Word Wednesday (Improve Your Word Power)

Unctuous is a word you don’t hear every day but I bet you know the type of person it describes. Straight to it then, here is what Merriam-Webster has to say: adjective unc·tu·ous \ˈəŋ(k)-chə-wəs, -chəs, -shwəs\ Popularity: Top 10% of words Simple Definition of unctuous —used to describe someone who speaks and behaves in a way that is meant to seem friendly and polite but that is unpleasant because it is obviously not sincere Perhaps the word describes some politicians we all know? Full Definition 1 a : fatty, oily b : smooth and greasy in texture or appearance 2 : plastic <fine unctuous clay> 3 : full of unction; especially : revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality unctuously…

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