Avarice

Avarice [ AV-er-is ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. an insatiable greed for wealth or a miserly desire to accumulate and hoard wealth
2. covetousness
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The millionaire said that his ruthlessness in business was abetted by avarice.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The book refers to him, in my words, as a great white shark, and the book describes the battle between his avarice and his higher principles.

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