Tuesday, May 31, 2016

vengeful & rapacious

Quotations:

Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

From the interior came Indians with subtle poisons, naked bodies, and painted idols; from the sea came vengeful Spaniards and rapacious Portuguese; exposed to all these enemies ( though the climate proved wonderfully kind and the earth abundant) the English dwindled away and all but disappeared.

Definitions:

vengeful:
showing a desire to punish sb who has harmed you.

rapacious:
wanting more money or goods than you need or have a right to.

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