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tacky

[′tak·ē]
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tacky dry, tacky

1. That stage in the drying of an adhesive at which the volatile constituents have evaporated or been absorbed sufficiently so as to leave the adhesive in a desired condition of tackiness.
2. That stage in the drying of a paint at which the film appears sticky when lightly touched with the finger.
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He decided to decree July 15 as T-shirt Sunday, with recognition for the tackiest T-shirt.
HRH" may not be the worst major play of the year, but it's without a doubt the tackiest.
Then walk to the entrance of the northwest baggage claim corridor to see Gary Sweeney's lighthearted paean to tourists, America, Why I Love Her, in which snapshots on two maps illustrate the country's best and tackiest tourist traps.
Zabbers will then vote to choose the worst of the worst - the wackiest, tackiest home design disaster
In my family, my brother and I always get a Broons book and my dad will always buy me the tackiest gift he can find, although he'll have to go some to beat the scrawny cuddly toy turkey you have to strangle to make it scream 'gobble, gobble' that he found last year.
But this, of course, didn't stop Gok trying to show, yet again, that he would havea been a natural performer in the tackiest of the Carry On films.
Over 39 per cent of those who took part in the survey think the former page three model has the tackiest appearance, dress and lifestyle of all celebrities, according a study by Total Greek Yoghurt.
It was a painful victory folks, because watching the tackiest, most classless woman in pop parading around a field in Co Down with her boobs out was NOT a pretty sight.
Sure, the tree might make the Guinness Book of Records for being the most costly, but Kipp's wondering if there is a slot in there for the tackiest tree, too?
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And the balloon bride and groom at the top table was the tackiest thing ever.
They're the tackiest thing I've ever seen in my life.