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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
oleaginous (o-lee-AJ-uh-nuhs) adjective
1. Containing or producing oil; relating to oil.
2. Marked by excessive and false earnestness; ingratiating.
[From Middle English, from French oleagineux, from Latin oleaginus (of the olive tree), from olea (the olive tree).]
"The memory of the food has long faded, happily, but the creepy, oleaginous
waiter with the thick French accent will always endure."
"But it could have been Max Bialystock, oleaginous impresario wheedling
cash from besotted widows and trying to bilk investors in the hit New
York musical 'The Producers'."
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)
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