MEANING: adjective: Displaying insincere earnestness or piousness; oily.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin unctum (ointment), from unguere (to anoint). Earliest documented use: 1387.

UNTUOUS - For whom a child is born and a son is given (Isaiah 9:6, popularized in Handel's Messiah)

INCTUOUS - adopting a legal fiction to avoid responsibility

PUNCTUOUS - 1) on time; 2) deflating; 3) making bad play-on-words jokes; 4) a common feeling in response to individuals who must indulge in being 3) above