- — voraciously
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A fervid person has strong feelings about something and so is very sincere and enthusiastic about it. Someone who is frugal spends very little money and even then only on things that are absolutely necessary. If someone has an insatiable desire for something she always wants more of it and never feels that she has enough.
A parsimonious person is not willing to give or spend money. Something that is prodigious is very large or impressive and great. If someone regales you she tells you stories and jokes to entertain you, or she could also serve you a wonderful feast. If something such as food or another pleasure or desire satiates you, it satisfies your need or desire so completely that you often feel that you have had too much.
A spartan lifestyle is very simple and severe; it has no luxuries or comforts. If you have a surfeit of something you have much more than what you need. Someone who is zealous spends a lot of time, energy, and effort to support something because he believes in it very strongly, especially political or religious ideas. Being a voracious reader, Brett goes through many volumes of books every year, and rarely is he reading just one.
Even when heading to the car he has a book tucked under his arm, as he hopes to snatch some time to satisfy his voracious need to read. This reading time is only trumped by his voracious desire to consume mushrooms, his favorite food, which he eats at least twice daily. Not all possible definitions of a word are given — only the ones most likely to be tested.
The word constellation has additional meanings of the word or use the fast dictionary in the bottom toolbar. Vor acious Giant De vour s A City The great giant Pantophage greedily de vour s a city each day in his never-satisfied hunger and overwhelming vor a city. The panel shows a small video clip of either the word in actual use or a scene that represents the meaning of a word. This not only breaks up the monotony of studying words but also provides another avenue to strengthen word meaning. The section lists important variants and alternate definitions of the headword.
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Vociferous or Voracious?
Next night, when he had eat his poor meal voraciously he was accustomed to do that, they had observed, as though he had no other in the day , this fellow sat down at his elbow.
Next door was the kitchen, where they were washing up; white cooks were dipping their arms into cauldrons, while the waiters made their meal voraciously off broken meats, sopping up the gravy with bits of crumb. Their appetites were always with them and on edge, so that they bit voraciously into whatever offered and with an entire innocence of indigestion.
Several weeks went by, during which Martin Eden studied his grammar, reviewed the books on etiquette, and read voraciously the books that caught his fancy.