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rapacious -- as in: a rapacious cartel
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • And observe, cruel people, the violent, the rapacious, the Karamazovs are sometimes very fond of children.
  • Besides the long fleshy bags under his little, always insolent, suspicious, and ironical eyes; besides the multitude of deep wrinkles in his little fat face, the Adam’s apple hung below his sharp chin like a great, fleshy goiter, which gave him a peculiar, repulsive, sensual appearance; add to that a long rapacious mouth with full lips, between which could be seen little stumps of black decayed teeth.

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  • She is a rapacious land developer with no concern for the environment.
  • Government regulation softens the rapacious tendencies of capitalism.

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