Word of the Day : Rapacious
adj. :: Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force.
"Slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale." --Melville, Herman
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