From our new word source, Vocabulary for College I by Paul B. Diederich and Sydell Terris Carlton, 1965.
The previous owner of the workbook composed his use-this-word-in-a-sentence assignment this way: “His rapacity was matched only by his parsimony.”
Excessive greed; or a disposition to seize and carry off. The rapacity of the bandits was not satisfied until they took all we had.
Merriam Webster Online: “Rapacity–the quality of being rapacious”
: always wanting more money, possessions, etc. : wanting more than is needed or deserved — Merriam Webster Online