Part of speech:
Capable of being shaped or formed:
Tending to slip, as from one's grasp:
(Med.) Designating, of, or characterized by degeneration resulting from the deposit of an insoluble, waxlike substance in an organ
Having a fine texture:
Courteous and elegant; gracious and sophisticated.
Artfully contrived to gain favor or confidence; ingratiating.
Showing too great a willingness to serve or obey; fawning
Derived from or chemically related to fat.
Smeared or soiled with grease
Highly varied, developed, or complex:
Excessively ingratiating or insincerely earnest.
Full of soap
Yielding readily to pressure or weight:
Disgusting or offensive, esp. because excessive or insincere
Falsely or smugly earnest; unctuous:
Smooth and shiny; glossy, as a highly polished surface, well-kept hair or fur, etc.
Of, like, or containing animal fat; fatty
Any of a large number of oily compounds that are widely found in plant and animal tissues and serve mainly as a reserve source of energy. In mammals, fat, or adipose tissue , is deposited beneath the skin and around the internal organs, where it also protects and insulates against heat loss. Fat is a necessary, efficient source of energy. An ounce of fat contains more than twice as much stored energy as does an ounce of protein or carbohydrates and is digested more slowly, resulting in the sensation of satiety after eating. It also enhances the taste, aroma, and texture of food. Fats are made chiefly of triglycerides, each molecule of which contains three fatty acids. Dietary fat supplies humans with essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid . Fat also regulates cholesterol metabolism and is a precursor of prostaglandins .
Inclined to flattery; adulatory
Soothing or assuaging; lessening pain or distress
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