Feb 2, 2007

Rapid Rhetoric: EDACIOUS

This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

edacious adj. Prone to gluttony or heavy eating; given to excess in consumption, especially of food or drink.

Edacious is derived from the Latin prefix edac-, meaning "gluttonous" or "consuming." The noun form of the modern words is edacity , the state of being ravenous.

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