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zeal

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noun
  • fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor [Webster]
  • ~ (for sth): (usu intense) energy or enthusiasm; keenness [Barron]
  • eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal) [Nandigam]

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