Inf wild; breathless, impatient, longing, thirsty, athirst; ambitious, aspiring, hungry, craving; excited, Inf. all fired up, Inf. psyched or psyched up, Sl. hopped up, Sl. ape; heated, vehement, fervid, perfervid; burning, fiery, flaming, inflamed, glowing, white-hot.
3. earnest, wholehearted, devoted; zealous, agog, passionate, Inf gung-ho, Inf. rah-rah; possessed, fanatic, fanatical, Sl. hung up, rabid, mad.
4. spirited, animated, vivacious, lively; vigorous, forceful, energetic, exuberant; ebullient, irrepressible, bubbling over, effervescent; demonstrative, emotive, expressive, effusive, gushing, Inf. gaga.
avidity, n. 1. eagerness, earnestness, keenness, intentness, intensity, excitement; anxiousness, breathlessness, impatience, longing; enthusiasm, fervor, ardor, fervency, warmth, glow, fire; devotion, devotedness, zeal, feverishness, passion, fanaticism.
2. greediness, cupidity, yearning, craving, covetousness; avarice, graspingness; acquisitiveness, Sl. grab-biness, rapaciousness; itch, appetite, stomach, U.S. Dial, big eye, appetence; aspiration, hunger, ambitiousness.
avocation, n. 1. hobby, pastime, interest, sideline, diversion, distraction; pleasure, relaxation, amusement, entertainment; enjoyment, fun, play, game, sport, toy.
2. vocation, calling, pursuit; occupation, profession, job, employment, work, trade, duty, task, function; business, office, line, concern,
avoid, v. evade, elude, dodge, shun; escape, avert, parry; eschew, abstain, refrain, forbear; Inf give the go-by, stay away from, keep one's distance, steer clear of, go wide of, keep clear of; skirt, beat around the bush, hem and haw; shirk, funk, malinger, Sl. gold-brick; fight shy of, shy away from, blink at, flee from; Inf. make oneself scarce, U.S. Sl. vamoose, bolt, retreat, Sl. cut out, cut and run; bypass, circumvent, go around, circumambulate, detour,
avoidance, n. elusion, evasion, dodging, shunning; eschewal, abstinence, abstention, forbearance, refraining; shirking, Sl. goldbricking, malingering; go-by, bypass.
avouch, v. acknowledge, affirm, asseverate, aver, avow; assure, guarantee, certify, uphold, maintain; profess, propound, protest, pronounce, proclaim, predicate; depose, testify, witness, attest, allege,
avow, v. assert, affirm, state emphatically, declare earnestly or solemnly, say, aver; avouch, asseverate, assure, guarantee, certify, uphold, maintain; profess, propound, protest, pronounce, proclaim, predicate; depose, testify, attest, allege,
avowal, n. affirmation, assertion, averment, asseveration; avouchment, assurance, guarantee, certification; protestation, proclamation, predication; deposition, testimony, attestation; vow, oath, pledge,
avowed, 'adj. acknowledged, avouched, attested, certified, testified, deposed; divulged, disclosed, exposed; confessed, admitted, owned; declared, asseverated, averred, affirmed, alleged,
avowedly, adv. acknowledgedly, confessedly, admittedly, allegedly; openly, candidly, frankly, affirmatively.
await, v. 1. wait for, expect, anticipate, watch for, look for, Archaic, attend; keep in view, have in prospect; tarry for, stay for, abide.
2. be ready for, be in store for, be prepared for; be in waiting for, sit up for, Archaic, bide; be reserved for, be contingent upon,
awake, v. 1. rouse, wake up, waken. See - awaken. -adj. 2. waking, conscious, astir, up and about; alert, on the alert, wide-awake, open-eyed, aware,