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unceremonious

Short Definition : not done politely without due formalities

Definition
(adj) without ceremony or formality
Synonyms : unceremonial
Example Sentence
  • an unceremonious speech

Definition
(adj) without due formalities
Example Sentence
  • unceremonious dismissal from office

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unceremonious

un+ceremony meaning without ceremony.. doing something without a ceremony ie without formality
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by 1.6k

Unceremonious (undignified) and ostentatious (a showy display to impress people)... both words have the same sound and they refer to arrogance.
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by pushpa_edit

unconscionable

Short Definition : unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand

Definition
(adj) lacking a conscience
Synonyms : conscienceless
Example Sentence
  • a conscienceless villain
  • brash, unprincipled, and conscienceless
  • an unconscionable liar

Definition
(adj) greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
Example Sentence
  • exorbitant rent
  • extortionate prices
  • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
  • usurious interest rate
  • unconscionable spending

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unconscionable

unconscionable is un + conscio + nable...and conscience means to know what is morally acceptable but unconscious means not aware of the acceptable amount and therefore the same as unconscionable.
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by prince garg23

Unconscionable is the same as immeasurable... something that is beyond compare... uncomparable.
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by pushpa_edit

un(not)+con(considering)+science(logic/reason). so unconscience means beyond reason or not guided by logic(science)
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by pradipta863das88

2012 is the end of world is a UN CONdition SCIence report. Not right or reasonable
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by sansecretcp

uncouth

Short Definition : boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish

Definition
(adj) lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
Synonyms : coarse , common , rough-cut , vulgar
Example Sentence
  • he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
  • behavior that branded him as common
  • an untutored and uncouth human being
  • an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy
  • appealing to the vulgar taste for violence
  • the vulgar display of the newly rich

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for uncouth

UNCOUTH - UN(not)-C(courteous)-OUTH(youth)
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by praneeth.palety

UN+Cultured+Youth
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by Tapasya

COUTH sounds like COURT so a court always supports ethic. So a person is said UNCOUTH if he does UNETHICAL things something like SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE THINGS
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by kick_ass

un mouth... (speech - mouth)
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by kmr.akhil

sounds like UNCOUCH..a person who doesn't(un) sit on the couch is uncultured..
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by nileshdive

un-COW-th youth herding cows n buffaloes, lives in village hence outlandish, ill mannered
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by spacker

Uncouth...uncouth + youth... the uncouth youth, an unrefined, boorish young man.
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by pushpa_edit

un mouth ~ jo apna moo na band rakh sakey ~ boorish
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by friendofafriend

UN(not) wearing cloth(COUTH) means lacks culture
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by s.c.harish

un mouth -> opened the mouth and gave vulgar & clumsy talk.
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by sansecretcp

unction

Short Definition : the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction

Definition
(noun) excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
Synonyms : fulsomeness , smarm

Definition
(noun) smug self-serving earnestness
Definition
(noun) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Synonyms : balm , ointment , salve , unguent

Definition
(noun) anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
Synonyms : inunction

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unction

sounds like function where anointing with oil is done
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by lord_slayer

jab junction becomes stiff u have to unction..
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by 1.6k

unction: (f)unction of applying oil to boobs ;)
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by coolme

un section(ction) -> undress cit on and apply oil to each section of body.
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by sansecretcp

Unction and redemption (saving from sin).
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by pushpa_edit

unction rhymes with function, consider a religious function in which generally oil is used for anointment.
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by namaskar

unctuous

Short Definition : oily; bland; insincerely suave

Definition
(adj) unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
Synonyms : buttery , fulsome , oily , oleaginous , smarmy , soapy
Example Sentence
  • buttery praise
  • gave him a fulsome introduction
  • an oily sycophantic press agent
  • oleaginous hypocrisy
  • smarmy self-importance
  • the unctuous Uriah Heep
  • soapy compliments

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unctuous

unctuous -> functuous -> party like ... in parties girls do a lot of oily makeup and try to appear and behave sauve but in my opinion they look and behave in a bland way.
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by khushi5

UN CUTE
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by bugmenot

(UNCLE CHIPS r UNCTUOUS)
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by rakei

untukodam...sticky, oily...!!!
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by sravan1411

My UNCLE is unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech TO US.
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by odostaples

Unctous and sanctimonous are similar in sound and they mean, hypocritical, insincere.
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by pushpa_edit

Word Root:Unctuosus means greasy
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by ksameer_coep

un+ctu+ous= un sit ous -> undress made sit ous for oil massage and flatter the angry customer.
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by sansecretcp

his unctuous behaviour makes me anxious
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by roozbeh33

underlying

Short Definition : lying below; fundamental

Definition
(adj) in the nature of something though not readily apparent
Synonyms : implicit in , inherent
Example Sentence
  • shortcomings inherent in our approach
  • an underlying meaning

Definition
(adj) located beneath or below
Definition
(adj) being or involving basic facts or principles
Synonyms : fundamental , rudimentary
Example Sentence
  • the fundamental laws of the universe
  • a fundamental incomatibility between them
  • these rudimentary truths
  • underlying principles

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for underlying

Underlying...under + lying...something that is LYING UNDER another material as a support...can be termed as underlying.
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by pushpa_edit

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