cupidity \kyoo-PID-uh-tee\, noun:
Eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth; greed; avarice.
What does this have to do with your safety?
Dictionary.com, from whence the Word of the Day arises, gives sentences using the Daily Word. Here's one of my own:
If not for his cupidity, he would have indeed given weight to the "salesman's" shifting eyes, rstless posture, and overly-personal questions, rather than to the allure of self-generating wealth.Many would-be assailants, those who take the time to deliberately groom their victims, depend on their targets' cupidity. On their targets' ignoring gut feelings or verbal inconsistencies or body language cues. Sad part is many of these targets do recognize that they are discarding warning signs, but continue because of some leading promise.
Real risk assessment means never having to eat cupidity.