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unctuous

[′əŋk·shəs]
(materials)
Greasy, oily, or soapy to the touch.
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(His hobby is baking bread, for Christ's sake.) Let's turn instead to John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager who unctuously admonished Occupy protesters: "Instead of vilifying our most successful businesses, we should be supporting them and encouraging them to remain in New York City and continue to grow." Or how about the homeless-themed Halloween party thrown by an upstate New York foreclosure mill?
Our former Prime Minister met "The Leader" (as he unctuously called the tyrant of Tripoli) on at least three occasions between 2007 and 2010, enjoying the regime's hospitality and free flights.
For example, Baldwin began his 1960 essay "They Can't Turn Back" with a representative anecdote: a white employer in Tallahassee can appear almost unctuously friendly to her black chauffeur, and yet it would be disastrous ("the atmosphere would darken, and danger, even the threat of death, would immediately fill the air") if he were to try to shake her hand: On such small signs and symbols does the southern cabala depend, and that is why I find the South so eerie and exhausting.
Continue until steak is tender, and sauce is unctuously reduced to a dark gravy At the same time, blanch cauliflower florets and reserve.
No question about it - Wales has cornered the market in producing the sort of unctuously, nose-tinglingly, divine curry sauce that is an absolute pre-requisite if your night on the town's going to end on a chip-related high.
"Christianity is a religion of love and this is what the language used by the Catholic press should be," the presiding judge declared unctuously.
Sunday's gig is likely to inject a few more standards alongside the leader's own unctuously flowing pieces.
The Quartet's peacemaker, Tony Blair, is as unctuously nugatory as ever.
A "retirement lodge"--the unctuously euphemistic term sets Sylvia's teeth on edge--is not the unlikeliest area in which to discover dark comedy.
Yaeko must have recognised in the figures of Jane Austen's male representations--such as those of the self-opinionated Darcy, or the reprehensible Wickham, to say nothing of the unctuously officious Mr Collins--the attitudes of many of the men in the literary establishment whose authority was absolute and to whom, therefore, she insufferably had to defer.
When Sawyer unctuously asked Gibson whether he was antisemitic, he smugly dismissed the possibility by claiming that be could not be antisemitic since his Catholic faith condemned such prejudice.
The main role of mineral oil for engines has as principal function of hydrodynamic liquid lubricate of parts with active surface in relative motion, example piston-cylinder mechanism are characterized from viscosity, unctuously, density, specific warm, thermal points of freezing and inflammation, quantity of water, ash and mechanical impurities.