Etymology
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avidity (n.)

mid-15c., "eagerness, zeal," from Old French avidite "avidity, greed" or directly from Latin aviditatem (nominative aviditas) "eagerness, avidity," noun of quality from past participle stem of avere "to desire eagerly" (see avarice).

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Definitions of avidity

avidity (n.)
a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something;
Synonyms: eagerness / avidness / keenness
From wordnet.princeton.edu