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fervency

[fur-vuh n-see] /ˈfɜr vən si/
noun
1.
warmth or intensity of feeling; ardor; zeal; fervor.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin ferventia (see fervent, -ency); replacing fervence < Middle French < Latin ferventia
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  • Whatever their predecessors in their stern morality had disdained, they pursued with a rare fervency of spirit.
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fervency

/ˈfɜːvənsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
another word for fervour
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