excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
smug self-serving earnestness
semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
- After receiving absolution and the last unction, he quietly died.
That clerical unction which..easily degenerates into greasiness.出自： J. R. Lowell