GRE Word List

UNCTION

the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction

The meaning of the word unction is the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction.

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WordMeaning
voluptuoussensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
deliriummental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
piecemealone part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
ostensibleapparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
unregeneratemaking no attempt to change one's bad practices
mottledblotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
derivativeunoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
itineraryplan of a trip; record of a trip
salvagerescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
warptwist out of shape; N.