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voracious

Etymology: L, vorax
greedy or gluttonous, with an insatiable appetite.

voracious

(vō-rā′shŭs) [L. vorare, to devour]
Having an insatiable or ravenous appetite.

voracious

said of appetite. See polyphagia.
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Nureyev's voracious sexuality was such that even though many knew he was gay, his legendary partnering with British prima ballerina Mar Fonteyn brought rumors a sexual relationship.
COACH: We understand that you are a voracious watcher of game films, in addition to reading and studying the game.
The Komodo dragon is a voracious carnivore (meat eater).
A product of the fertile and internationally inclined Queensland University School, they are a practice of catholic interests, voracious in their influences.
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Despite the rise of specialty services with their voracious appetite for new and inexpensive programming, the action around the table was largely dominated by public or publicly mandated broadcasters.
It demands a good deal of familiarity with prior events, as well as a voracious appetite (more likely to be found in British than American readers, I suspect) for the details of these tumultuous two years.
In espousing a style of imperial connotations, the style of voracious appetite for power, his art and the inner forces of compulsion that drove him were, for once, congruent," Lessard writes.
Jonathan Schwartz defines the rationale for popular music as "the transmission of sexual passion, the articulation of its absence, the voracious longings of the heart" (128).
With the high prices of homes and the flat slope of the yield curve, it's not surprising that borrowers would have a voracious appetite for a 10-year fixed rate IO, according to Fitch Senior Director Suzanne Mistretta.
Already this year, in addition to making it to Washington for the spelling competition, David has won the President's Award for Academic Achievement, was nominated for a national math award, won a citizenship honor from his church group and was recognized for his voracious reading -- about 25 books since January alone.