definition 1: to eat, drink, or ingest.
example: The prisoner hungrily consumed his meal.
example: You consume quite a lot of coffee every day.
example: It’s important to know how many pills the child consumed.
definition 2: to use up.
example: An engine consumes fuel.
example: This old air conditioner consumes a lot of energy.
definition 3: to buy (goods or services).
example: Young people are consuming more electronic devices than ever before.
rə peI shəs
1. extremely greedy or ravenous; voracious.
They blamed rapacious lawyers for the high cost of malpractice insurance.
The rapacious lion devoured its prey.
2. capable of capturing and eating live prey; predacious.
A hawk is a rapacious bird.
@ thor ih teI tihv
definition 1: having or displaying authority.
example: The police officer addressed the suspect in an authoritative tone.
example: She was naturally authoritative on the subject of her own research.
definition 2: accepted as correct, true, or reliable as a source of information; official.
example: You need to get your information from an authoritative reference work.
example: I was told this was an authoritative edition of Blake’s poems.
rih ling kwihsh
to surrender, release, or let go of; give up.
She relinquished her control of the property.
He relinquished his rights as a citizen.
The king relinquished his throne.
to act in a servile manner; submit tamely (usu. fol. by to).
The porter receives big tips because he truckles to rich guests.