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Monday, July 08, 2013

edacity

\ih-DAS-i-tee\ , noun;
1.
the state of being edacious; voraciousness; appetite.
Quotes:
Craving can be defined as a compelling and overwhelming edacity for a particular substance.
-- Robert T. Ammerman, Peggy J. Ott, and Ralph E. Tarter, Prevention and Societal Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1999
...if thou have any vendible faculty, nay if thou have but edacity and loquacity, come!
-- Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History, 1837
Origin:
Edacity comes from the Latin root edāci- which meant "gluttonous."
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