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enthusiasm

noun uk   /ɪnˈθjuː.zi.æz.əm/ us    /-ˈθuː-/
B2 [U] a feeling of energetic interest in a particular subject or activity and an eagerness to be involved in it: One of the good things about teaching young children is their enthusiasm. After the accident he lost his enthusiasm for the sport. I just can't work up (= start to feel) any enthusiasm for the whole project. [C] a subject or activity that interests you very much: One of his greatest enthusiasms was yoga.
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