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Mar 21, 2014
This week's theme
Miscellaneous words

This week's words
acuity
desuetude
turgid
sciolism
edacity

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edacity

PRONUNCIATION:
(i-DAS-i-tee)

MEANING:
noun: Greediness; good appetite.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin edere (to eat). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ed- (to eat, to bite) that has given other words such as edible, comestible, obese, etch, fret, and postprandial. Earliest documented use: 1626.

USAGE:
"Allender is still undaunted, but hungry, not with the reckless experience appetite of a kid, but rather with the edacity of an older gourmand who wants as much of what he loves as possible."
Alan Tennant; The Guadalupe Mountains of Texas; U of Texas Press; 1980.

See more usage examples of edacity in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. -Spanish proverb

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