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avid  

1    ardent, devoted, eager, enthusiastic, fanatical, fervent, intense, keen, keen as mustard, passionate, zealous  
2    acquisitive, athirst, avaricious, covetous, grasping, greedy, hungry, insatiable, rapacious, ravenous, thirsty, voracious  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    apathetic, impassive, indifferent, lukewarm, unenthusiastic  
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avid  

1       adj   You use avid to describe someone who is very enthusiastic about something that they do.  
usu ADJ n  
He misses not having enough books because he's an avid reader.     
  avidly      adv   ADV with v  
Thank you for a most entertaining magazine, which I read avidly each month.     
2       adj   If you say that someone is avidfor something, you mean that they are very eager to get it.  
v-link ADJ, usu ADJ for n  
He was intensely eager, indeed avid, for wealth.     
  avidly      adv   ADV with v  
Western suppliers too are competing avidly for business abroad.     

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avoid, aid, avidity, avoidable

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