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avarice

av·a·rice

avarice

 
pronunciation:
ae v rihs
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: the excessive desire to accumulate riches; greed; cupidity.
Avarice had been the driving force of his life, and he had sacrificed family and friends in order to achieve his wealth.
synonyms:
cupidity, greed
antonyms:
generosity, prodigality
similar words:
materialism
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