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

  Excitement \Ex*cite"ment\n. [Cf. OF. excitement, escitement.]
     1. The act of exciting, or the state of being roused into
        action, or of having increased action; impulsion;
        agitation; as, an excitement of the people.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which excites or rouses; that which moves, stirs, or
        induces action; a motive.
        [1913 Webster]
              The cares and excitements of a season of transition
              and struggle.                         --Talfowrd.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Physiol.) A state of aroused or increased vital activity
        in an organism, or any of its organs or tissues.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly
           conceal his excitement when she agreed" [syn:
           exhilaration, excitement]
      2: 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" [syn: excitement, excitation,
         inflammation, fervor, fervour]
      3: something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to
         the excitements of the day" [syn: excitation, excitement]
      4: disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation,
         excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "excitement":
     action, activity, ado, aggravation, agitation, anger, animation,
     anxiety, ardency, ardor, arousal, arousing, bluster, bobbery, boil,
     boiling, breathless impatience, brouhaha, bustle, chafing, churn,
     commotion, conturbation, discomfort, discomposure, disorder,
     disquiet, disquietude, disturbance, eagerness, ebullience,
     ebullition, ecstasy, electrification, embroilment, enthusiasm,
     exacerbation, exasperation, excitation, exhilaration, ferment,
     fermentation, fervency, fervidity, fervidness, fervor, fever,
     feverishness, fidgets, fire, fireworks, firing, flap, flurry,
     fluster, flutteration, foment, fomentation, fretfulness, fretting,
     fume, furor, fury, fuss, galvanization, gusto, haste, heart,
     heartiness, heat, hubbub, hurly-burly, impassionedness, impatience,
     impatientness, impetuousness, incitation, incitement, inflammation,
     infuriation, inquietude, instigation, irritation, jitters,
     jumpiness, lather, lathering up, liveliness, love, maelstrom,
     malaise, moil, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, passion,
     passionateness, pep rally, pep talk, perturbation, provocation,
     rabble-rousing, relish, restiveness, restlessness, roil, rout, row,
     savor, seethe, seething, sexual desire, soul, spirit, steaming up,
     stew, stimulation, stimulus, stir, stirring, stirring up,
     stirring-up, sweat, swirl, tense readiness, tension, to-do,
     trepidation, trepidity, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity,
     turbulence, turmoil, twitter, unease, uneasiness, unpatientness,
     unquietness, unrest, upset, vehemence, verve, warmth,
     warmth of feeling, whipping up, working up, zeal

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