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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 av·a·rice /ˈævərəs, ˈævrəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Av·a·rice n.
 1. An excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness for wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
    To desire money for its own sake, and in order to hoard it up, is avarice.   --Beattie.
 2. An inordinate desire for some supposed good.
    All are taught an avarice of praise.   --Goldsmith.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth
           (personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: greed, covetousness,
            rapacity, avaritia]
      2: extreme greed for material wealth [syn: avariciousness, covetousness,