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slick

view main entry for slickadjective  /slɪk/ 

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slickly

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slickness

noun [uncountable]
slickness noun [uncountable]Describing graceful movements: graceful, smooth, fluid, balletic, dainty, gentle, lithe, supple, fluent, felineCheating, dishonest and insincere behaviour: dishonesty, deceit, corruption, deception, sleaze, foul play, misconduct, guile, duplicity, double-dealingSkill, talent and ability: soft skills, experience, ability, skill, power, style, equipment

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