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Careful writers distinguish between anxious, meaning"uneasy," and eager, meaning "enthusiastic, having akeen interest."


We were anxious to meet and congratulateher.


We were eager to meet and congratulateher.


He was anxious about the results of theexamination, fearing that he had not done well.

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