veracious vs voracious : Common Errors in English

About veracious vs voracious

If you are extremely hungry, you may have a “voracious” appetite (think of the O as an open mouth, ready to devour anything). “Veracious” is an unusual word meaning “truthful, honest” (think about the E in “verify”). A truthful person has “veracity.” “Voracity,” meaning “extreme appetite“ is a rare word you are unlikely to have a use for; “voraciousness” is more common.

veracious Meaning(s)

  • (s) habitually speaking the truth
  • (s) precisely accurate

voracious Meaning(s)

  • (s) excessively greedy and grasping
  • (s) devouring or craving food in great quantities

veracious in News

voracious in News

  1. Two found dead in Colorado wildfire area

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds has killed two people and destroyed at least 360 homes -- a number that was likely to climb as the most destructive blaze in Colorado history burned for a third day through miles of tinder-dry woods, a sheriff said Thursday.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Pioneer Press

  2. 2 found dead in area burned by Colo. wildfire

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds has killed two people and destroyed at least 360 homes — a number that was likely to climb as the most destructive blaze in Colorado history burned for a third day through miles of tinder-dry woods, a sheriff said Thursday.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Colorado wildfire destroys at least 360 homes

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds destroyed at least 360 homes — a number that was likely to climb as the most destructive blaze in Colorado history burned out of control for a third day through miles of tinder-dry woods.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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