Word of the Day: avarice

Pronunciation: [av-er-is]

Definition(s): insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence: Many of today’s top companies promote theories of avarice; they maximize profit trends while lowering their worker’s compensation.

Synonyms: frugality, stinginess, thrift, penny-pinching, selfishness

Antonyms: benevolence, charity, philanthropy, largesse

Word of the Day: opprobrious

Pronunciation: [uh-PHOH-bree-uh s]

Definition(s): outrageously disgraceful or shameful:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: After being convicted of stealing from charity, John’s opprobrious behavior resulted in a 7 year prison sentence.

Synonyms: dishonorable, ignominious, deceitful, despicable, inglorious, scandalous

Antonyms: ethical, honorable, respectable, trustworthy