Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, March 31, 2014-- rapacious
Posted on 03/31/2014 5:28:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 3/31/14
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
1. given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed. 2. inordinately greedy; predatory; extortionate: a rapacious disposition. 3. (of animals) subsisting by the capture of living prey; predacious. Synonyms ravenous, voracious, grasping; preying. "Fortunately for those who pay their court through such foibles, a fond mother, though, in pursuit of praise for her children, the most rapacious of human beings, is likewise the most credulous; her demands are exorbitant; but she will swallow any thing." Jane Austen.
Etymology: 164555; < Latin rapāci- (stem of rapāx greedy, akin to rapere to seize; see rape1 ) + -ous
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!
Here is my example with WFTD.
Rapacious Russian killers are afoot in Kiev.
No pushing at the door please!
Snowed yesterday, but highs in the mid to upper 60s are forecast for this week.
My “hip hop” name is
That’s a perfect name for you!! A+++
Obama’s becoming rapacious
Not like Clinton; Oh my, goodness gracious!
Barry’s not chasing tail
But his huge epic fail
Is fallacious, though hardly fellatious
perfect, with a little filth thrown in ; ) A++++
Our rapacious CEO, while fulfilling his own needs, left most other departments to run on no more than duck tape and bubble gum.
We had an egg hatch overnight. So, one of our bantam chickens is a mother now. The other egg will hopefully hatch soon.
The eagles in Pittsburgh have had 2 of 3 hatch. Remember the one who fought off the raccoon?
I had totally counted on three; figuring the rule only applied to chickens
“Our rapacious federal government, not satisfied with its spoils, greedily demands more plunder this April 15.”
I have been rapacious about my brownie points at church (jk) until Saturday night when it all blew apart. A whole year of RCIA, I have started helping out as Eucharistic minister....then I went to a party. Pig roast - delicious. They raised the pig themselves and roasted it. It was a 50th wedding anniversary party for one of my drivers. My fav dem one. His wife was roasting him, when she pulled out a pair of bright green speedo underwear and announced that “tioga” had given them to her husband....everyone’s head turned to me as she pointed to me. Yep. Fr. Brian, too. I told her she blew a whole year of good behavior for me.
Don’t count the 3rd out yet.
It was obviously understood as a joke, right?
Good morning - snow this late in the year is just crazy! We have a forecast of some big rain even headed this way this coming weekend....I wonder what it will do when it hits the East Coast? More snow or you?
It was 34 this morning when I let the rapacious chickens out to ravage the leftovers from the spouse’s dinner last night. I think Penelope was eyeing them from inside their run since sunup. They LOVE leftover lettuce and tomatoes.
I hope, as it was a joke.
We have an officer down across the street from a local hospital. I am hearing he did not make it. Now they have the bomb squad on scene. Scary things unfolding.
i think you must work in Dilbert’s ofc! A+++
congrats on your hatchling! is she acting like a mother hen ought??
and they make me SICK! A+++
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