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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 listens to 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 completing the test in a proper and correct manner.
unctuous (adjective), more unctuous, most unctuous
1. A reference to something which is greasy or oily: The salad dressing seemed to be very unctuous and too creamy, and was not tasty at all!
2. Relating to an individual who is suave or insincerely fervid: The oily nature of ointments may have led to the application of unctuous to describe things marked by an artificial gloss of sentimentality.

Unctuous people or behavior indicates too much praise, interest, friendliness, etc., in a way that is false or unpleasant.

3. Etymology: from Latin unguere, ungere, "to anoint."
Referring to being insincerely gushing or persuasive.
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Relating to an insincere compliment.
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vacuous (adjective), more vacuous, most vacuous
1. A reference to something which is devoid of matter and is empty or void: The rooms in the old building were all vacuous and lacking any sign of life for years, except for some cobwebs!
2. Relating to the lack of intelligence; stupid: A vacuous remark is one that is empty of any real knowledge.
3. Descriptive of anything that has no real meaning: The smile that James had on his face was totally vacuous and fake, without any hint of feeling or understanding.
4. Etymology: from Latin vacuus, "empty, vacant."
Expressionless and devoid of contents.
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Statements that are lacking any sense.
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Daydreaming while at work and not thinking about his job.

Mentally lacking any sense.
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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.