There are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is unctuous.
Unctuous – being over-the-top with flattery in an attempt to ingratiate; it also means greasy in the literal, not the behavioural, sense. It’s from Middle English, ultimately of Latin derivation.
Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.
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