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avarice

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
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Examples

The good old sins of avarice and greed help to compound the problems.

he was rich beyond the dreams of avarice

The staggering truth, as we discovered, was that the degree of avarice and greed was so much that you could actually work yourself all the way up.

He abolished all taxes on Muslims throughout all the territories - though its yield was more than the dreams of avarice.

Being free from avarice, the material wealth has absolutely no significance for Shiva.

Written with charm and humour, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice and generosity.

One of the most persistent criticisms of capitalism is that it fosters avarice and greed.

In a time when avarice and greed is epidemic, why is a belief system that targets desire and possessions as the cause of unhappiness drawing hundreds of new followers each year?

It might seem natural that merriment goes with wealth beyond the dreams of avarice but that, when you think about it, is hardly ever the case.

Greed and avarice, pride and gluttony, lust and jealousy rise like corrupting daemons from the bowels of the Earth.

Its heritage of canon law sought to restrict greed and avarice for the common good of society.

Sometimes overzealousness, greed, avarice, or fear of reprisal can affect human judgment.

But on second thought, aren’t avarice and greed the same thing?

Its people became rich beyond all dreams of avarice, and in one generation not only have they blown it but they have blown their health, as well.

It’s fashionable to turn a blind eye to the exponential growth of executive rewards beyond the dreams of avarice that bear no relationship to economic worth.

At the same time, dogs typically lack the worst human traits, including avarice, apathy, pettiness, and hatred.

Can you imagine all that greed and avarice coming down on that child’s lips.

Today’s polls reflect the sharp end of years of inculcation of avarice and greed in our society.

But the stories of avarice and greed and frat boy idiocy are only a part of the tale.

It’s possible that greed and avarice have been the strongest feelings.

It’s the roar of selfishness, greed, vanity, avarice, addiction, lust and pointless stupidity.