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slip·per·y

slippery

 
pronunciation:
slI p ri
part of speech: adjective
inflections: slipperier, slipperiest
definition 1: having a slick surface that is difficult to move upon without sliding.
These steps are slippery in winter.
definition 2: difficult to grasp because of a slick surface.
The slippery piece of soap was hard to hold in the shower.
definition 3: not to be trusted; dishonest.
The salesperson seemed like a slippery character.
similar words:
shady
derivation: slipperiness (n.)