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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Excessive devotion to wealth.
From Greek pluto- (wealth) + -latry (worship). Earliest documented use: 1891. Pluto was the god of riches in Roman mythology.
"He said this reflected the 'appearance of unbridled avarice -- the flowering of plutolatry'."
John F. Copper & Ta-ling Lee; Coping With a Bad Global Image; University Press of America; 1997.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The man who dies rich dies disgraced. -Andrew Carnegie, industrialist (1835-1919)