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A.Word.A.Day--mammonismPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
mammonism (MAM-uh-niz-uhm) noun
The greedy pursuit of riches.
[Mammon, riches, avarice, and worldly gain personified as a false god in the New Testament + -ism]
"The survey revealed that mammonism, or the principle of the almighty
dollar, is strong in Korea with 46 percent of those polled agreeing
that money can buy happiness."
This week's theme: words from newspapers of the world.
I never did a day's work in my life; it was all fun. -Thomas Edison (1847-1931)