Vocabulary: lubricious – Slippery, Shifty, & Lewd


Title: Last Call
Author: Daniel Okrent
Sentence: Generations of historians have used the phrase as an epigraph for the era, suggesting as it does the disjunction between the proprieties of a more settled time and the lubricious behavior that characterized urban life in the twenties.
Page: 207

Word: lubricious
Definition:
  • Having a slippery or smooth quality.
  • Shifty or tricky.
  • Lewd; wanton.
   Source: The Free Dictionary

At first I thought the definition had to do with drinking, ie lubricated, but seems it has more to do with the after effects.

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