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- 1. ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fire, fervidness, passion, passionateness
- usage: feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
- 2. excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour, emotional arousal
- usage: the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
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