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rapacious -- as in: a rapacious cartel
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Catch-22
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  • Yossarian was warm when the cold weather came because of Orr’s marvelous stove, and he might have existed in his warm tent quite comfortably if not for the memory of Orr, and if not for the gang of animated roommates that came swarming inside rapaciously one day from the two full combat crews Colonel Cathcart had requisitioned — and obtained in less than forty-eight hours — as replacements for Kid Sampson and McWatt.

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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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