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

  Oleaginous \O`le*ag`i*nous\, a. [L. oleaginus, oleagineus,
     belonging to the olive, fr. olea olive: cf. F. ol['e]agineux.
     See Olive, Oil.]
     Having the nature or qualities of oil; oily; unctuous.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  oleaginous
      adj 1: 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]
      2: containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy
         hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds" [syn:
         greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous]

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  OLEAGINOUS, adj.  Oily, smooth, sleek.
      Disraeli once described the manner of Bishop Wilberforce as
  "unctuous, oleaginous, saponaceous."  And the good prelate was ever
  afterward known as Soapy Sam.  For every man there is something in the
  vocabulary that would stick to him like a second skin.  His enemies
  have only to find it.
  

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