Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Word of the Week #103 - oleaginous

oleaginous - [oh-lee-AJ-uh-nuhs] - adjective

Definition:
1. Having the nature or qualities of oil.
2. Containing oil.
3. Producing oil.
4. Unctuous; fawning; smarmy.

Usage:
I'm getting a little tired of the oleaginous news these days.

*Take that however you want. :) I thought a word pertaining to oil was quite apropos right now.*

2 comments:

Janet Johnson said...

Love the word! I can just see it being used to describe a teenagers greasy face. (Only in a novel of course!)

prashant said...

Love the word!
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