fervor

[ fur-ver ]
/ ˈfɜr vər /

noun

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

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Also especially British, fer·vour.

Origin of fervor

1350–1400; Middle English fervo(u)r < Anglo-French < Latin fervor heat (see fervent, -or1)
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