Word of the Day – Voracious

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Voracious (adj)

vor-ay-shus

Wanting and devouring great amounts of something.

Mid 17th century: from Latin vorax, vorac- (from vorare ‘devour’) + -ious.

Example sentences

“She was a voracious reader, devouring the pages.”

Word of the Day – Oligopsony

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Oligopsony (noun)

ol-ig-op-son-ee

A state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product.

1940s: from oligo- ‘small number’ + Greek opsōnein ‘buy provisions’, on the pattern of monopsony.

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