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em·u·lous  audio  (my-ls) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Eager or ambitious to equal or surpass another.
  2. Characterized or prompted by a spirit of rivalry.
  3. Obsolete Covetous of power or honor; envious.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin aemulus; see aim- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
emu·lous·ly(Adverb), emu·lous·ness(Noun)


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