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Sunday Word: Rapacious

ra·pa·cious [rəˈpeɪʃəs]:
origin: (1645-55) Latin rapāx/rapāc= greedy; derivative of rapere= to seize or rape

adjective
1. Covetous appetite for sustenance or items; feeding off others; prone to plunder or acquire by force; greedy.
2. Birds that subsist off live prey.
"ravenous" is a synonym, and that word literally derives from raven birds (who are omnivorous scavengers).

Example: Rapacious advertisers care less about cluttering your screen (or mind) and more about emptying your pockets.
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