A to Z Challenge: U


This post comes a day late as I was super sick yesterday, nasty migraine. :(

Ubiquitous
Definition: being present everywhere at once.
Sentence: In the run-up to the launch, Morgan has been ubiquitous, popping up all over the place to promote the show. 
           — The Guardian (Jan 7, 2011)

Umbrage
Definition: a feeling of anger caused by being offended.
Sentence: Such men are easily offended, take umbrage at trifles, and are unforgiving in their resentments.
            — John Sherburne Sleeper

Unction
Definition: anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual.
Sentence: Afterward he administers the sacrament of Extreme Unction—last anointing. 
            — John James Burke

Unctuous
Definition: unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech.
Sentence: He had become suave and unctuous, a kind of elephantine irony pervading his laborious attempts at conciliation. 
             —  Emmuska Orczy, Baroness

Unguent
Definition: semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation.
Sentence: Medicated unguents, applied to the skin, containing mercury, iodine, and other substances, are not known to be followed by any better results. 
            — Various

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