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One promising early antagonist is the late President’s unctuous daughter, Kimberly, played marvelously against type by Amber Tamblyn.
FX’S EPIC Y: THE LAST MAN ADAPTATION GETS OFF TO A SHAKY BUT INTRIGUING STARTJUDY BERMANSEPTEMBER 8, 2021TIME
Know the risksWhile this unctuous fluid has plenty of things in its favor, there is a dark side to it.
BONE BROTH WILL SUSTAIN YOU AT HOME AND IN THE WILD. HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT.BY TIM MACWELCH/OUTDOOR LIFEOCTOBER 5, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
He delivered his repeated phrases with an unctuous indulgent roll that made Gwynne long to grind his teeth.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Very little of that unctuous spasmodic shouting, which used to characterise Wesleyanism, is heard in Lune-street Chapel.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
I am weary of retired colonels with port-stained faces, and vinegary old maids, and unctuous canons.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 1914VARIOUS
Her father's voice was unctuous with welcome as he hastened to meet the ponderous bulk that loomed through the dusk.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
A man whom he liked and respected was about to fire the first shot on behalf of unctuous rectitude and the conventions.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
Soap combines better with water to render these unctuous products miscible, and readily removes them thoroughly from the skin.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XV., NO. 388, JUNE 9, 1883VARIOUS
This product is an extremely odorous and unctuous substance, contained in a special organ situated under the belly of the male.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
But the owner of millions—unctuous sound—is worth more than a mere dismissing word.
THE BEAUTYMRS. WILSON WOODROW
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UNCTUOUS

  • adipose
  • fatlike
  • fatty
  • greasy
  • oleaginous
  • suety
  • unctuous
  • anointed
  • creamy
  • daubed
  • fatty
  • lubricious
  • oleaginous
  • pomaded
  • salved
  • slick
  • slimy
  • slithery
  • smeared
  • unctuous
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