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Talking enthusiastically

enthuse

verb

to talk in an excited way about something that you are interested in

rave

verb

to speak or write in a very enthusiastic way about someone or something

be in/go into ecstasies

to talk/start to talk in a very excited way about something that you like or admire

wax lyrical (about/on something)

to talk about something with a lot of enthusiasm

effusive

adjective

expressing happiness, admiration, praise etc in an extremely enthusiastic way

the gift of the gab

the ability to talk a lot without feeling shy, especially when this means you can get out of difficult situations

rhapsodise

a British spelling of rhapsodize

rhapsodize

verb

to speak or write with great enthusiasm

evangelize

verb

to be very enthusiastic about something and tell people how good it is

wax eloquent/lyrical/emotional

to talk a lot in a way that expresses emotion or enthusiasm

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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