Avarice – Extreme greed for wealth or material gain
To remember the definition of the word avarice, use the following mnemonic:
Have a rice (avarice) pile so big that it contrasts and shows up the greed next to someone with so little rice.
Examples of avarice in a sentence
Avarice, lofty claims and frequent exhibitions of arrogance made him many foes.
Energetic, obstinate, cunning and unscrupulous, she inherited, too, her father's avarice and cruel nature.
Political jealousies, human avarice and treachery arrested the progress of most of their missions.