The miser was filled with avarice as he greedily counted his numerous gold coins. His avarice knew no bounds—his only goal in life was to be the richest man in the land. His avarice for gold and great wealth soon led him to work with criminal elements, and for this he was thrown in prison. While wanting some money for comfort is not necessarily bad, no good can come from the avaricious pursuit of extreme financial gain.
Quiz: What is avarice?
- The extreme desire to gather wealth and possessions.
- The desire to live alone without others to bother you.
- The desire to show off your wealth and good fortune.