Slicked Back Word of the Day: oleaginous

Slicked Back Word of the Day: oleaginous

If smarmy wears out its welcome you can slide in this high-sounding synonym, derived from the Greek for "olive tree." Less frequently, oleaginous is used in technical contexts to characterize fatty and greasy things, where its comrades-in-arms are saccharinous (characterizing starchy things) and albuminous (characterizing proteins).

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