unctuous


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Synonyms for unctuous

Synonyms for unctuous

affectedly and self-servingly earnest

having the qualities of fat

Synonyms for unctuous

unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

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All this is carefully monitored for the sole reason that at this cold temperature, the water crystals within the grapes are frozen solid, leaving the unctuous, sweet liquid juice.
Slow kneading with autolysis then allows him to reveal aromas and obtain an unctuous, honeycombed crumb.
Bovril, like its more controversial cousin Marmite, has been made in the West Midlands border town of Burtonupon-Trent for decades and the unctuous salty meat extract is innately entwined with the FA Cup, with both having been conceived in 1870s.
HERE'S a recipe for an unctuous mousse that never fails.
First, brace ourselves for a deluge of self-regarding and unctuous propaganda which will make silly claim after silly claim for the Olympic Games to possess all sorts of special powers to bring people together, heal divisions - racial, geographic, political, religious and economic - and make the world a better place.
Unctuous marmalade and lime flavours balanced immaculately by super-racy acidity.
The interview that concludes Jesus Coyote, with a shackled Jesus Coyote imprisoned at Pelican Bay, finds Coyote savvy, defiant, and manipulative, with an unerring sense of human weakness that he exploits against his unctuous interrogator.
Take, for instance, her unctuous condemnation of Afghan civilian deaths: "Unknown numbers of civilians--somewhere between 500 and 3000--managed to get in the way of the bombs and the bullets, earning us the lasting enmity of their survivors.
In the end, Gannon is being (rightly) vilified for using undeserved White House press credentials to lob softballs at the troubled administration like an unctuous toady.
Ironically, this attack comes just one paragraph after Wallis tells an unctuous story about how someone had baited him with a "straw man" argument after a lecture in Boston.
He's unctuous with Miranda and Kerri's parents (who are thrilled that Kerri finally has someone), and ever more creepy with Miranda.
The wily magistrates, unctuous monks, and rapacious bandits are all masters of both hypocritical courtesies and baroque vituperation, and there is always an ample supply of comically fearful, vainglorious, or simply dim-witted henchmen for additional theatrical flavor.
I switched on the national news, and they cut from another unctuous paean to Reagan to a story on the Laci Peterson trial and I actually heard myself mutter out loud, "Thank God.
We could then call some lawyers unctuous, self-aggrandizing, greedy, unprofessional morons, without fear of censure.
Being the unctuous toady he is he'd have caved in to the Government immediately and apologised for everything, including just breathing.