GRE Word List


greediness for wealth

The meaning of the word avarice is greediness for wealth.

Random words

immureimprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
pecuniarypertaining to money
foolhardyrash; reckless; foolishly daring
consignsend to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
ordinancedecree; authoritative order
eclipticpath of the sun and the planets
parallelsimilar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
arteryblood-vessel; CF. vein
resentmentindignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about
smotherkill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers