2. avid, avidly => avarice.
- avarice:  The Latin verb avēre meant ‘covet’. One of its derivatives was the adjective avārus ‘greedy’, from which the noun avāritia was formed. This entered English via Old French avarice. Another of its derivatives was the adjective avidus ‘greedy’ which, as well as being the source of English avid , produced, via a hypothetical contracted form *audus, the adjective audax ‘bold’, source of English audacity .
=> audacity, avid
- avarice (n.)
- c. 1300, from Old French avarice "greed, covetousness" (12c.), from Latin avaritia "greed," from avarus "greedy," adjectival form of avere "crave, long for."
- 1. Their avarice knows no bounds; you can never satisfy them.
- 他们贪得无厌, 你永远无法满足他们.
- 2. Avarice increases with wealth.
- 3. Avarice blinds our eyes.
- 4. Avarice is the bane to happiness.
- 5. He paid a month's rent in advance, just enough to satisfy the landlord's avarice.
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