Thursday, 6 December 2012

Entry: ravacious (adj.)

In context: "...the ideas of ravacious herds of feral domesticated housepets and oversized insects not only taking over the abandoned homes of relocated Americans but actually setting up house and keeping them in model repair and impressive equity..."

Definition: Lenzian for rapacious (adj.): Inordinately given to grasping or taking; aggressively greedy; greedily desirous of

Other: Etymology:  < classical Latin rapāci-, rapāx predatory, inordinately greedy ( < rapere to seize (see rape v.2)

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 561

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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