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unctuous
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
unpleasantly and insincerely charming or ingratiating in manner or speech
  • "Don't worry, Mr. Rearden," said an unctuous voice over a long distance telephone line from Washington, "I just wanted to assure you that you will not have to worry."
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (33% in)
  • At a signal from Wesley Mouch, his voice boomed suddenly over the prairie, an unctuous, fraudulently solemn voice magnified by the microphone inventor's ingenuity into the sound and power of a giant: "Ladies and gentlemen ....
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (11% in)

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