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Word of the Day: Oleaginous

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Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...


Today's word is:




1. Rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily or greasy.

2. Exaggeratedly and distastefully complimentary; obsequious: Candidates made the usual oleaginous speeches in the debate.


ORIGIN: late Middle English: from French oléagineux, from Latin oleaginus 'of the olive tree,' from oleum 'oil.'

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