greed for wealth
Before he was forty, he had already amassed a large fortune -- not out of avarice, but purely as a result of working sincerely at a job he loved.
avere (to crave, long for) (Latin)
avarice- a + very + rich i.e. a strong greed to be 'a very rich' person. a+varice: varice sounds like hindi word waris. Now imagine a greedy member of a family who kills the patriarch for his wealth so that he can become the family's waris. AVA+RICE: here A is coming 2 TIMES. This means a person who wants two times the RICE as compared to others because of his GREED.