Avarice – Word Of The Day For IELTS

Avarice – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Avarice: (Noun) /ˈævərɪs/

Definition:

a desire to have a lot of money that is considered to be too strong

Synonyms: 

Greed, Avidity, Covetousness

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“As a result of the man’s refreshing lack of avarice, a replica of the pub had to be built.”
“I interpreted his secrecy as emotional avarice.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Consuming the fruits of the Earth unrestrained, we become consumed ourselves by avarice and greed.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: backfire, canny, avowed, backbone, backdrop, carnival, cakewalk, assisted, bachelor, avarice.

  1. The Trojans wish to __________ the death of Hector; their misplaced values mean that patience in adversity is impossible.
  2. I believe that there is an authentic beauty in science and this is fervently _______ by many scientists.
  3. In Emor he had been rich beyond the dreams of _____________.
  4. He received a ________ of arts degree from Syracuse University and in the early 1950s did graduate studies in musicology at Princeton.
  5. This effectively creates a limited number of entry points into the _________ and simplifies network management.
  6. It is the ___________ to the city’s continued economic growth.
  7. The company’s new policy _____________ when a number of employees threatened to quit.
  8. Don’t expect the game against Florida to be a cakewalk ____________.
  9. He had real charm, which made ___________ figures such as Tolkien distrust him.
  10. They carried with them galvanic batteries of a type generally used for feats of entertainment at ________.

Answer key:

  1. avenge
  2. avowed
  3. avarice
  4. bachelor.
  5. backbone.
  6. backdrop.
  7. backfire.
  8. cakewalk.
  9. canny.
  10. carnival.

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