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Avarice

Av´a`rice   Pronunciation: ăv´å`rĭs
n.1.An excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness for wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
To desire money for its own sake, and in order to hoard it up, is avarice.
- Beattie.
2.An inordinate desire for some supposed good.
All are taught an avarice of praise.
- Goldsmith.
Noun1.avarice - reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
2.avarice - extreme greed for material wealth
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