Avarice is a great desire to be rich.
An example of avarice is deciding which college degree to get and which job to take based only on the expected salary.
Origin of avariceMiddle English and Old French from Classical Latin avaritia from avarus, greedy from avere, to desire
Origin of avariceMiddle English from Old French from Latin avāritia from avārus greedy from avēre to desire
From Old French, from Latin avāritia, from avārus (“greedy”).