答：1. a. Strong or powerful emotion: a crime of passion. b. A powerful emotion, such as anger or joy: a spirit governed by intense passions. 2. a. A state of strong sexual desire or love: "His desire flared into a passion he could no longer check" (Barbara Taylor Bradford). b. The object of such desire or love: She became his passion. 3. a.
答：The synonyms affection and passion are sometimes interchangeable, but affection applies to feelings that are also inclinations or likings. How are the words emotion and feeling related as synonyms of passion? Emotion carries a strong implication of excitement or agitation but, like feeling, encompasses both positive and negative responses.
答：The term may signify sexual desire or anger: "He flew into a violent passion and abused me mercilessly" (H.G. Wells). Fervor is great warmth and intensity of feeling: "The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal" (William James).
答：His passion for architecture arose from a belief that good design enhanced the life of those that experienced it. He also mentioned a bold and confident disposition, though the latter might better be viewed as a passion or disposition enhanced by the former circumstances.