Cupidity - #514

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Feb 16 2019 16

Today's word of the day is cupidity, C-U-P-I-D-I-T-Y. Cupidity is a noun that means an inordinate desire for wealth. 

There's a good chance that you spotted Cupid, the Roman god of love in the word cupidity. But don't let that confuse you. Another way to understand the Roman god's domain is that he was the god of desire, which would include a desire of wealth. An excessive amount of this desire is considered greed, in other words cupidity. 

Charles allowed his cupidity to get him into lots of trouble. Last week he was arrested for embezzling five million dollars.

The spelling of cupidity is C-U-P-I-D-I-T-Y.