[BT英语0269] avarice

avarice

ava (受挖) + rice (大米) = 爱挖大米,很有周扒皮的样子 = 贪财,贪婪。

extreme desire for wealth

He paid a month’s rent in advance, just enough to satisfy the landlord’s avarice. 他预交了一个月的房租,正好满足房东的贪心。

avaricious

形容词,贪财的,贪婪的

An avaricious person is very greedy for money or possessions.

He sacrificed his own career so that his avaricious brother could succeed.他牺牲了自己的事业,这样他贪婪的弟弟才能成功。

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