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Word of the Day 1/25/14 Cupidity

Cupidity (noun)
cu·pid·i·ty [kyoo-pid-i-tee]


noun
eager or excessive desire, especially to possess something; greed; avarice.

Synonyms
covetousness, avidity, hunger, acquisitiveness.

Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English cupidite (< Middle French ) < Latin cupiditās, equivalent to cupid ( us ) eager, desirous ( cup ( ere ) to desire + -idus -id ) + -itās -ity

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