One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Watkins worked quickly and with enthusiasm’
eagerness, keenness, ardour, fervour, warmth, passion, zeal, zealousness, zest, gusto, brio, pep, go, sap, liveliness, vivacity, vivaciousness, energy, verve, vigour, dynamism, vehemence, fire, excitement, exuberance, ebullience, spirit, avidity, avidness
wholeheartedness, commitment, willingness, readiness, devotion, devotedness, fanaticism, earnestness
informal oomph, zing, zip, zap, vim, get-up-and-go
rare fervency, ardency, passionateness
2‘they can put their skills and enthusiasms to good use’
interest, passion, obsession, fad, craze, mania, rage
inclination, preference, penchant, predilection, fancy, impulse
pastime, hobby, recreation, pursuit, leisure pursuit, leisure activity, entertainment
informal bug, thing
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