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Spanish Word of the Day: Avaricia

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Avaricia

Los siete pecados capitales

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 11/5/2004
Word: Avaricia
(a-va-RI-cia) Sustantivo femenino
English: covetousness; avarice
Etymology: Del latín avaritia
Meaning: Afán desordenado de poseer y adquirir riquezas para atesorarlas.
Topic:Los siete pecados capitales
Example:

“Verdad, te buscamos:
osamos subir
al último cielo
volando tras ti,
con noble avaricia
y ansia sin fin
de ver cuanto ha sido
y está por venir.”

José de Espronceda, El estudiante de Salamanca / El diablo mundo, p. 175 Ed. Castalia

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