You are What You Eat
Randy came across a comment about most teenagers having voracious appetites, and the word voracious caught his eye. It comes from the Latin vorare, to devour or to swallow. It means eating with greediness. Figuratively, it means insatiably eager in some desire or pursuit.
The word devour shares the same root. So does the now rare vorago, an abyss, gulf, or chasm that swallows people and things, the equally obsolete voration, a devouring, and devoration, the action of consuming.
While not sharing the same root, the word ravenous shares the same basic meaning. It started as the act of a predator seizing food, then came to mean exhibiting voracity or gluttony.
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