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。
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。