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saponaceous (sap-uh-NAY-shus) adjective
Soapy, slippery, evasive.
[From New Latin saponaceus, from Latin sapon- (soap).]
"Is this meant to be a fable about the power of the media (in the person
of the saponaceous [Ross]) to expose secrets and destroy relatively
"Perhaps the most revealing incident is the chapter on the kidnapping of
Roger Tamraz. Tamraz, a saponaceous Lebanese businessman."
This week's theme: Words to describe your opponents, vituperation
It (death) comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes. -John Donne, poet (1573-1631)