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Related / Similar Words: inunction, ointment, unguent, balm, salve, fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness, smarm

 

Definition:
  • anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual;
  • semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation;
  • smug self-serving earnestness;
  • excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm;

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    Hyponyms: arnica, baby oil, balsam, carron oil, cerate, chrism, chrisom, sacramental oil, holy oil, lip balm, mentholated salve, mercurial ointment, zinc ointment

     

    Derivational Morphology: anoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocate, salve

     

     
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