Word of the Day – cupidity

Cupidity (n.) eager or excessive desire, esp. to to possess something; greed; avarice

“It was a Monday morning, when the museum was usually closed, but a number of out-of-towners on Tea Garden Drive saw the funeral as a fine opportunity to sneak into the current exhibit, Silk Road Treasures from the Aurel Stein Expeditions, a testimony, in my opinion, to British Imperial plundering at the height of cupidity.”

from Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
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