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excitement

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1 something that arouses a strong response from another
  • there were few excitements of any kind on our very uneventful trip back home

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2 urgent desire or interest
  • in our excitement to get going, we forgot to make sure that all of the lights in the house had been turned off

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The first known use of excitement was in 1604

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“Excitement.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/excitement. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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