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short for avant-gardist See avant-gardist


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  • Avar

    a member of a people, probably originating in Asia, who settled in Dacia a.d. c555, later occupied Pannonia, and invaded other parts of central and eastern Europe before their decline in the 9th century. Historical Examples The Avar Chief was dry in his manner to strangers; and who can wonder at it? Dariel R. D. […]

  • Avarice

    insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth. Contemporary Examples I am writing it,” she tells us, “and I spill it all out on my lap like very money, like riches, beyond the dreams of avarice. Must Reads Allen Barra, Lucy Scholes, Kevin Canfield, Jane Ciabattari October 2, 2011 It was […]

  • Avaricious

    characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous. Contemporary Examples And if both women are more amoral and avaricious than Ma Joad and Mama Younger, well, so are we. Is There a Ma Joad for the Piketty Era? Katie Baker June 30, 2014 “There are so many couples who fit that bill,” she says of the avaricious pair. […]

  • Avariciously

    characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous. Historical Examples Her eyes gleamed out at him expectantly, avariciously, with some suspicion, too. The Prisoner Alice Brown The man took it, eyed it avariciously and stuffed it into a pocket. Jack Harvey’s Adventures Ruel Perley Smith And if it be avariciously asked, “How much must I give him?” The […]

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