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avaricious

av·a·ri·cious

avaricious

 
pronunciation:
ae v rI shihs
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: marked by avarice; greedy, esp. for wealth; grasping.
The avaricious relatives fawned over their aging aunt in the hope of inheriting some of her wealth.
similar words:
covetous, grasping, greedy, sordid
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derivations: avariciously (adv.), avariciousness (n.)
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