Today's word is another great writer's word. It's Unctuous and it means:
slimy, oily, greasy; offensively suave and smug
The reason this is such a great word is because you can use it to aptly describe a villainous character (or even just one you want to be fairly annoying). Every time I think of this word, I imagine a politician or lawyer. Yeah, I am a bit cynical when it comes to those professions.
When I first saw this word though, I mistakenly thought it was referring to a foul odor. I don't know why, but even now when I look at it, I can see how I could mistake it. It just looks like it could mean something stinky (and the real definition isn't that far off).
What's your take on this word?