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 for ardour
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ardor \Ar"dor\, n. [L. ardor, fr. ardere to burn: cf. OF. ardor,
     ardur, F. ardeur.] [Spelt also ardour.]
     1. Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun's rays.
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     2. Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal;
        as, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor;
        martial ardor.
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     3. pl. Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim. [Thus used by
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     Syn: Fervor; warmth; eagerness. See Fervor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person
           or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor";
           "he felt a kind of religious zeal" [syn: ardor, ardour,
           elan, zeal]
      2: intense feeling of love [syn: ardor, ardour]
      3: feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great
         ardor" [syn: ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour,
         fervency, fire, fervidness]

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