What is another word for avaricious?

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[ ˌavəɹˈɪʃəs], [ ˌavəɹˈɪʃəs], [ ˌa_v_ə_ɹ_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_s]

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How to use "Avaricious" in context?

There is a Latin word for "avaricious" which is avaritia. It is derived from the verb avarire, meaning "to misspend, squander." This is a term used to describe someone who is excessively greedy and wants to obtain more than they need. In ancient Rome, avarice was seen as a sin and those who possessed it were often punished. However, in modern times, avarice has been seen as apositive trait, as it is usually a sign that someone is successful and is willing to take risks.

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