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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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Even in these stressful times of voracious demands for increased accountability, an emphasis on doing serves children and feeds the beast.
Their choices include books that are likely to allow African American children to see themselves represented positively in literature--in hopes of broadening horizons beyond the schoolyard and creating new generations of curious and voracious readers.
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).
Fittingly, Eifman's most inventive vignette, a banquet scene for a bevy of the Don's voracious beauties, was played for laughs.
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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LIFE is proving tough for Henry Cecil's band of blue-blooded two- year-olds, but Voracious looks a ready-made winner for the team at Lingfield today.
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.