fervor








noun

  1. great warmth and earnestness of feeling: to speak with great fervor.
  2. intense heat.
n.

mid-14c., “warmth or glow of feeling,” from Old French fervor (Modern French ferveur) “heat, enthusiasm, ardor, passion,” from Latin fervor “a boiling, violent heat; passion, ardor, fury,” from fervere “to boil” (see brew).

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