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(Latin: a suffix; tending to, inclined to)

sensuous (adjective), more sensuous, most sensuous
A reference to the enjoyment of the pleasures of life: Mike has a sensuous appreciation for aesthetic pleasures that come from the beauty of color, sound, etc.; so, he has many paintings and classical music to satisfy his desires.
Flowing in seven streams.
sinuous (SIN yoo uhs) (adjective), more sinuous, most sinuous
1. Referring to something or someone who is graceful; especially, making winding or curving movements: The dancer on TV had many sinuous movements during her performance.
2. Relating to being full of bends and turns: The visitors saw the sinuous course of a stream and so they walked along the side for a long time.
3. Conveying that which is indirect or devious.
Descriptive of a road that is curving in and out and twisting in and out.
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superfluous (adjective), more superfluous, most superfluous
1. Descriptive of something which is more than is necessary or required; excessive: After sorting through her wardrobe at home, Sally noticed that she had more than enough pullovers; so, she gave the superfluous ones to the used clothing store downtown.
2. A reference to that which is unnecessary or needless: Linda set the table for ten birthday party guests; however, since two guests couldn’t come, she removed the superfluous dishes and silverware from the table and put them away.
3. Relating to possessing or spending more than what is necessary; extravagant: Andy's wife loved to buy new shoes quite often; as a result, she had a superfluous collection with many more than she could ever wear.
Beyond what is desirable or needed.
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Pertaining to something that is more than is useful and which is not acceptable.
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unambiguous (un" am BIG yoo uhs) (adjective), more unambiguous, most unambiguous
A reference to something that has no uncertainty but is clearly expressed: In order for her chemistry students to understand everything with preciseness, Mrs. Smith was absolutely unambiguous in explaining the procedures for properly completing the test.
unctuous (adjective), more unctuous, most unctuous
A reference to being greasy or oily.
Referring to being insincerely gushing or persuasive.
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Relating to an insincere compliment.
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1. Devoid of matter; empty; vacant, blank, void.
2. Lacking intelligence; stupid; a vacuous remark is one that is empty of intelligence.
3. Devoid of substance or meaning; inane.
4. Devoid of expression; vacant.
1. Originally, distinguished by manly qualities; full of manly courage; valiant, valorous.
2. Possessing or showing virtue in life and conduct; acting with moral rectitude or in conformity with moral laws; free from vice, immorality, or wickedness; good, just, righteous.
3. Having or showing moral goodness or righteousness.
4. Not having sexual intercourse with anyone except one's partner in marriage; especially, referring to a husband.

The meaning of showing virtue, acting morally, being good, just, and righteous, is first recorded in Middle English before 1493.