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1    glib, meretricious, plausible, polished, smooth, sophistical, specious  
2    adroit, deft, dexterous, dextrous, polished, professional, sharp, skilful  
3    make glossy, plaster down, sleek, smarm down     (Brit. informal)   smooth  
,       adj   amateur, amateurish, clumsy, crude, inexpert, unaccomplished, unpolished, unprofessional, unskilful  
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  ( slicker    comparative)   ( slickest    superlative  )
1       adj   A slick performance, production, or advertisement is skilful and impressive.  
There's a big difference between an amateur video and a slick Hollywood production...     
  slickness      n-uncount  
These actors and directors brought a new sophistication and slickness to modern theatre.     
2       adj   A slick action is done quickly and smoothly, and without any obvious effort.  
usu ADJ n  
They were outplayed by the Colombians' slick passing and decisive finishing.     
3       adj   A slick person speaks easily in a way that is likely to convince people, but is not sincere.,   (disapproval)    Don't be fooled by slick politicians.     
4       n-count   A slick is the same as an oil slick.  
Experts are trying to devise ways to clean up the huge slick.     

oil slick        ( oil slicks    plural  ) An oil slick is a layer of oil that is floating on the sea or on a lake because it has accidentally come out of a ship or container.      n-count  
The oil slick is now 35 miles long.     

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sick, slice, slink, slack

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