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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.'