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 for oily
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oily \Oil"y\, a. [Compar. Oilier; superl. Oiliest.]
     1. Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or
        qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous; as, oily matter or
        substance. --Bacon.
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     2. Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil; as, an
        oily appearance.
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     3. Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible;
        insinuating. "This oily rascal." --Shak.
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              His oily compliance in all alterations. --Fuller.
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     Oily grain (Bot.), the sesame.
  
     Oily palm, the oil palm.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  oily
      adj 1: containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy
             hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
             [syn: greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous]
      2: unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner
         or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome
         introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous
         hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah
         Heep"; "soapy compliments" [syn: buttery, fulsome,
         oily, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous]
      3: coated or covered with oil; "oily puddles in the streets"
      4: smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls";
         "get rid of rubbish and oily rags" [syn: greasy, oily]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "oily":
     Pecksniffian, adipose, adulatory, bland, blandishing, blarneying,
     blubbery, buttery, butyraceous, cajoling, canting, chrismal,
     chrismatory, complimentary, courtierly, courtly, disarming,
     fair-spoken, fat, fatty, fawning, fine-spoken, flattering, fulsome,
     glib, goody-goody, greased, greasy, gushing, holier-than-thou,
     honey-mouthed, honey-tongued, honeyed, hypocritic, hypocritical,
     ingratiating, insincere, insinuating, lardaceous, lardy, lubric,
     lubricated, lubricious, mealymouthed, mucoid, obsequious, oiled,
     oily-tongued, oleaginous, oleic, pharisaic, pharisean, rich,
     sanctimonious, sebaceous, servile, simon-pure, sleek, slick,
     sliddery, slimy, slippery, slippy, slithery, slobbery, smarmy,
     smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, smug, soaped, soapy,
     soft-soaping, soft-spoken, sophisticated, suave, suave-spoken,
     suety, sycophantic, tallowy, unctuous, unguent, unguentary,
     unguentous, urbane, wheedling
  
  

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