This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : oily; bland; insincerely suave
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.
(UNCLE CHIPS r UNCTUOUS)
Unctous and sanctimonous are similar in sound and they mean, hypocritical, insincere.
Word Root:Unctuosus means greasy
un+ctu+ous= un sit ous -> undress made sit ous for oil massage and flatter the angry customer.
his unctuous behaviour makes me anxious
Short Definition : lying below; fundamental
Underlying...under + lying...something that is LYING UNDER another material as a support...can be termed as underlying.
Short Definition : weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
UNDERMINE ....Minining under the earth would GRADUALLY WEAKEN strength of soil and rock
undermine = under + mind(e). am loosin confidence or will (mind). so when am loosing confidence i ll work UNDER MY capacity. so undermine = gradually reducing
we say to somebody "you are UNDER MY (mine) control" infact we are weakening him...!!!
Undermine and mine... in both words, you are refering to ... caving in or making a hollow.
guys vivid meaning for this word has been given in http://www.yourdictionary.com/fiasco#..do refer this
Short Definition : underline; emphasize
my teacher use to say....UNDERline the important terms in your answer(since it indicates the EMPHASIS of ur answer ) if u wanna SCORE better marks in the final xam.......:)
Low score underscores the need of more effort for more score.
Short Definition : state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
under(below(less)) + state(significant)= less significant or
Understate and seperate... Some of the points in the meeting had been UNDERSTATED, as though, they did not belong, and were SEPERATE (different) from the main issue.
Short Definition : funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
Undertaker... The Undertaker and Pallbearer (one who carries the coffin) together created history in the WWF (World Wrestling Federation, now WWE) fight arena.
Short Definition : dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
un(not)+earth the minerals which are not present in surface of earth is find BY DIGGING
unearth- under earth - for learning what is under earth researcher dig up
Short Definition : not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly
Unearthly has opposing meanings. It can refer to divinity, as well as to the ghostly.