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avid

adjective uk   /ˈæv.ɪd/ us  
extremely eager or interested: an avid football fan an avid supporter of the arts He took an avid interest in the project.formal She hadn't seen him for six months and was avid for news.
avidity
noun [U] uk   /əˈvɪd.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/ formal
avidly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She reads avidly. We avidly awaited news of him.
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