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enthusiast

en·thu·si·ast

enthusiast

 
pronunciation:
ihn thu zi aest [or] ihn thu zi st
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person intensely interested in or obsessed with a particular subject.
a bicycle enthusiastan art enthusiast
similar words:
buff, fan, lover
definition 2: a person who practices religion in a highly emotional, unorthodox, or fanatical way; zealot.